First Regional Consultative meeting was planned, and held in Kathmandu on 27-28 July. Nine participants from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and 10 from Nepal attended the meeting and presented their country status paper.
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Country paper preparation underway for presentation in WWF-3.
Nepal Hydropower Association (NHA) is identified as a Driver Agency for the preparation of proposal of Regional Document for the presentation at WWF-3.
CMS, a partner institution of NWP/JVS, has been designated as the lead organization to plan, coordinate and supervise this activity. Mr. Ajoy Karki is performing these duties on behalf of CMS.
NWP/JVS successfully hosted the first South Asia Water Forum (SAWAF). on 26 to 29 February in Kathmandu. 280 participants out of which 118 were from outside the country attended in this forum.
JVS plans to undertake an inundation study in the tarai, which has 17 percent of the country area. More than 50 percent of the country's population lives in this area.
The Project on Community Approaches to Flood Management in South Asia (CAFMSA) is a part of the GWP's Associated Program on Flood Management (APFM), and is sponsored and funded by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
JVS has been assigned to play a lead role in the preparation and finalization of the document on a regional study entitled " Water Conflicts between Countries, and Approaches to Resolving Them", one of the thematic components of the "Project on Water and Security in South Asia." The project study
Activities under this program were severely constrained by dissolution of local government bodies, the existing legal provisions to register a network including a mix of central government line agencies, local government units, private sector organizations, professional bodies and community assoc
A peer review is underway of the Hydropower pricing study report completed last year. A workshop is planned to update the study report, which will be published later this year. Before the report goes for publication, it will be disseminated to CWP's in South Asia for their ideas and views.