Mrs. Hari May Subba has been identified as a coordinator for this network in Nepal. A workshop on women and water was organized on 30th November 2002. Fifty (50) women and women's organizations participated in the workshop.

A Workshop on the Ground Water Management in Nepal was organized on 20th December 2002. The workshop focused on two papers on ground water resources in Nepal prepared and presented by two groundwater experts.

Network of Water Law related institutions in South Asia Region were established with Mr. Govinda Das Shrestha, as the coordinator. Mr. Shrestha would coordinate the network activity on behalf of NWP/JVS, the lead agency for the regional network.

East Consult was identified as the lead partner organization for this network and the workshop was organized on 25th November. Fifty-five (55) youths from various water sectors actively participated in the workshop. Useful suggestions were incorporated in the papers that were presented.

Translation work TAC#4 on IWRM into the Nepali language was completed in September 2002. Translated document was printed and circulated to all NWP members, related NGOs, university and colleges, and government agencies.

NWP was the lead partner for this study. A team of three hydropower experts completed the study. The study report was provided for peer review. The study report was discussed in a workshop, which was organized on 11th November. Sixty one (61) participants attended the workshop.

Preparation to host the first South Asia Water Forum (SAWAF) was completed.

The meeting was held on 19th July with participation of 42 individual and institutional members. The detail report of the meeting was prepared.

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