ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) has been working on pro-people water justice and rights of the rivers from the lens of commons in South Asia. AAB established a ‘Water Museum’ in Kuakata, Patuakhali, Bangladesh in 2014, first of its kind in Asia which highlights the essence of water justice, rights to water and the rights of the rivers.

As part of its on-going advocacy for water justice, AAB has been hosting international conferences with various thematic focuses such as right to water and defending commons, water democracy, water roots innovation with the intent to create space for sharing ideas and innovations, encourage dialogues, fostering trans-border activism and building alliance. AAB encourages people’s voice to protect water resource and pledges support to people’s initiatives and actions to this end. Kuakata Declaration 2016 is the outcome of the first conference in 2016 that reflects people’s voice on water agenda.