The Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) provides an informal mechanism for scholars, officials and others in their private capacities to discuss political and security issues and challenges facing the region. It also provides policy recommendations to various inter-governmental bodies, convenes regional and international meetings and establishes linkages with institutions and organisations in other parts of the world to exchange information, insights and experiences in the area of regional political-security cooperation.
CSCAP activities are guided by a Steering Committee and is co-chaired by a member from an ASEAN Member Committee and a member from a non-ASEAN Member Committee. The Co-Chairs are Mr Ralph A. Cossa from US-CSCAP as the Non-ASEAN Co-Chair and Associate Professor Nguyen Thai Yen Huong from CSCAP-Vietnam as the ASEAN Co-Chair.
This memorandum was produced by the CSCAP Study Group on Water Resources Security and was approved by the out of session CSCAP Steering Committee Meeting via electronic consultation on 17 December 2013.