We work with partner organisations across South Asia, including in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

We have been working with partners in South Asia since at least the 1950s, and have a strong history of collaboration in the agricultural sciences. In recent years this collaboration has expanded to a broad range of areas including water, energy, resources, ocean and atmospheric sciences.

We are taking an active role to further develop and strengthen our ties with key South Asian institutions and organisations in close collaboration with the Australian Government.

Activities are funded with the assistance of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund, the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, as well as private partners.

Collaboration partners in South Asia

Our South Asian collaborators include:


  • Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
  • Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute
  • Bangladesh Rice Research Institute
  • Barind Multipurpose Development Authority
  • Institute of Water Modelling
  • Government of Bangladesh
  • Water Resources Planning Organisation, Bangladesh


  • Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited, India
  • CSIR India
  • Indian Ministry of Environment and Forest
  • Indian Ministry of Water Resource
  • National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, based in India
  • Singareni Collieries Company Ltd, India


  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Nepal
  • Government of Nepal: Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation
  • The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), based in Nepal

Sri Lanka

  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based in Sri Lanka


  • Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), Pakistan
  • Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Pakistan
  • Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources
  • Provincial Irrigation Departments (Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh)

We also partner with many universities, including:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai (IITB)
  • Assam Agricultural University, India
  • Alagappa University, India
  • Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • University of Agriculture, Faisalabad  

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