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Last Modified: 2020-01-04
Contact Information:

P.O. Box 504

Aurangabad, Maharashtra
431 005

Phone Number
+91 240 331684 / +91 240 334156

Fax Number
+91 240 350405
+91 240 331836


Contact Person:
Dr Chitale

Contact Person's Email Address:

Other information:
Organistation Profile


Organization Type: Network

SASTAC, The South Asia Technical Advisory Committee, is an arm of the global Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Water Partnership, operating at the regional level. The aim of SASTAC is to support the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management practices and cross-sectoral dialogue at all levels in South Asia. SASTAC is a professional body comprising of experts drawn from the region.

Co-ordination within SASTAC is secured through regular meetings as well as through electronic networking.

SASTAC is hosted by The Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI) in India. The WALMI office acts as a focal point for the GWP in South Asia.

The goal of the committee is to encourage sustainable water resources management by promoting the application of the Dublin/Rio principles in South Asia and to encourage dialogue among the various stakeholders by creating interactive fora at national and regional levels.

The regionīs Vision for the 21st Century and its Framework for Action was presented at the 2nd World Water Forum, The Hague, The Netherlands, in March 2000 and is available in electronic form on the GWP "Vision to Action Library" -

For more information, please contact the SASTAC Chairperson. For information about global goals, objectives and membership, please visit the GWP website stated above.

Dr M A Chitale,
Chairperson, SASTAC
c/o Water & Land Institute
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

SASTAC Members:

Mr M.S. Reddy
Ministry of Water Resources
Delhi, India

Mr. Nanda Abeywickrema
International Water Management Institute (IWMI) &
Ministry of Environment

Dr. Q.I. Siddique
Local Government Engineering Department, LGED
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mr. M. Wickramage
Water Resorces Secretariat
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka

Mr. Sardar Muhammad Tariq
Managing Director (Water)/Member
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
E-mail : /

Mrs Vijaya Shrestha
Consultant, Social Scientist
Kathmandu, Nepal /

Mr Pema Gymtsho
Policy and Planning Division, Ministry of Agriculture
Thimphu, Bhutan
Fax: +975 2 322 545

Mrs Sima Kamal
Raasta Development Consultants
Karachi, Pakistan
Email: /
Countries of Operation:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Regions of Operation:
South Asia
Relevant Keywords:
freshwater, gender