Developing a Print Ready 12 pages “Water Futures – A Dialogue for Young Scholars and Professionals” Brochure

Partner: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Bangladesh and India share the largest river networks in South Asia. These 54 trans-boundary rivers directly influence the lives and living of over half-a-billion people. Management of basin and regional level natural resource challenges is limited to practitioners in this region. Moreover, the curricula of universities, colleges and training institutes in Bangladesh and India are focused on national issues and not much attention is not given to trans-boundary water management concerns. Against this backdrop, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, with support from IUCN’s project Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative, launched a dialogue in 2013 for young scholars and professionals, offering opportunities to work and interact with academics, experts and practitioners in both countries to encourage interest in issues related to water management. The two-week long programme was held in the year 2013 and 2014 in India and Bangladesh.

The project was to create a document in the form of a brochure to reflect upon two years of journey of WATER FUTURES. Placed in this context, the 12 pages brochure was created to compact the information on these issues and developed as a seminal reference document to engage with the potential funders and partners in taking this initiative further with new elements, process and approach. An outline of the document was created based on the feedback and suggestions, and finally a print-ready brochure was developed on the WATER FUTURES initiative.