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Project • AOA2022-02SY-Babel

Training workshop on “How to Measure Water Security? Using the Water Security Assessment Tool (WATSAT)”

The project on “Building Capacities for Water Security Assessment in Asian Cities (CBA2020-07SY-Babel)” implemented by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has developed a tool called “WATSAT” (Water Security Assessment Tool) to help city authorities and decision-makers make an objective evaluation of the water security situation in the city. The tool available at uses an indicator-based methodology that measures five distinct dimensions of water security, which together culminate into a Water Security Index (WSI). The WSI provides an overall picture of the water security situation in the city, while the evaluation of the various dimensions helps identify areas of concern.

AIT is organising an international conference on Water Security and Climate Change (WSCC2022) on 1-3 December 2022 at Novotel Bangkok Future Park Rangsit, Thailand. WSCC is an event, implemented annually since 2016, where the scientists, policymakers, stakeholders, and practitioners discuss on the diverse factors of water security and its relation to the climate change and variability, and adaptation. The WSCC2022 strives to go beyond science and build
bridges between the state-of-the-art in multiple disciplines and different groups of stakeholders and practitioners with an aim to provide platform for discussions on water secure societies. Securing and enhancing water security is, therefore, imperative for any adaptive response to climate change.