Institute for Studies and Development Worldwide (IFSD) is a research, consulting and training institute working in the areas of water, agriculture, food secusity, forest, climate change, environmental management and international development. It is based in Sydney and has an active partnership with water research and management organisations in South Asia and the Himalayas. It fosters innovative partnership among academic institutions, local communities, policy makers, the private sector and emerging actors like diasporic groups to facilitate research and innovation for sustainable communities. It has strong expertise in research, project development and implementation, policy analysis, innovation brokering, and sustainable natural resources management. IFSD team is particularly strong in undertaking interdisciplinary research in the nexus of water, forest, agriculture, food security, and rural landscapes. Gender and social equity is an overarching theme in all of IFSD works. IFSD is also working on methodological innovations to improve research-policy-practice interface in water resources management in South Asian context.