The workshop organised by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) was successful in highlighting some of the best thinking in the region on these issues and in identifying several key areas for action. One of the most promising outcomes for the region was an agreement between members of the Planning Commissions of India and Pakistan and Global Water Partnership South Asia to develop a collaborative work plan and seek financial support to set it in motion. The first proposed collaborative event was a farmers’ colloquium with participation of farmers from all South Asian states. The event also included the announcement of the establishment of a regional platform on integrated flood/drought management. We hope that this is only the beginning. I am convinced that South Asia has the potential to lead the way in taking a more strategic and integrated approach to these issues.