Water conflicts in India have now percolated to every level. They are aggravated by the relative paucity of frameworks, policies, and mechanisms to govern use of water resources. SOPPECOM currently functions as the coordinating agency for a Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, which has already begun to understand, document, and disseminate the lessons that can be learned by assessing the nature of water conflict. In order to continue its work in the long-term, the Forum is moving into its second phase. This project focuses on three primary areas – conflict documentation, conflict resolution and conflict prevention. These areas have been chosen in order to achieve a better understanding of water conflicts, develop a replicable dialogue on options and processes for resolving conflicts, and mitigate the root causes of conflicts through appropriate policy and institutional frameworks.
SOPPECOM is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working in the area of natural resource management, primarily in rural areas. It is committed to the principles of sustainable and rational use of natural resources, equity and social justice in the distribution of benefits especially to the disadvantaged sections like dalits, landless, women, democratic and decentralized governance of these resources