The World Bank and transboundary water cooperation in South Asia


On Monday, 31 August, Paula Hanasz, from the Australian National University presented her research on water cooperation in the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin to students and researchers at Uppsala University. 

Hanasz' research highlights how water governance through the World Bank fails to address South Asia's political context, historical grievances between, and the lack of political will within the basins state. As a result water governance of World Bank is highly ineffective. During her lecture Hanasz engaged in an active discussion with students and faculty. Members of the Research School on Water Cooperation at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research joint the event as well as members of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).