NESA Strategic Forum on the Challenges of Water and Energy Security in South Asia
and the Indian Ocean Region
Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies held the Strategic Forum on “The Challenges of Water and Energy Security in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Region.” at Legua State Tower Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand during November 6-9, 2012. The forum was held with the participation of around 40 participants including alumni, senior military officers, government officials, academics, and think tank scholars, to exchange ideas and opinions, and to generate policy-relevant recommendations.
The topics discussed included the security threats presented in South Asia by growing water insecurity in the Himalayan/Hindu Kush watershed; collective approaches to adaptation to and mitigation of these threats; the interaction of water and energy security; and cooperation between the countries of the Persian Gulf and South Asia to enhance energy security.
RCSS was represnted at the forum with the active particiation and contribution by Dr. Mallika Joseph- Executive Director, Mr. Chaminda Hettiarachchi- Associate Director and Amb. Nihal Rodrigo- Member of the Board of Directors.