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.

Updating and formalization including the partnership and networking aspects with the central water agencies, local government, non-governmental bodies and private sector and publication of Program for Action is underway.

A case study titled "Community Development Aspects of Khimti-1 Hydropower Project (KHP-1) in Nepal" is underway and expected to be completed by the end of August 2003. The case study will be submitted to GWP and eventually posted to GWP website.

The final study report on "Water and Poverty Linkages in Mountainous Areas" was submitted to IWMI in February 2003.

The 2002 Annual General Meeting of NWP/JVS was held on 19th January 2003. More than fifty (50) representatives from institutional and individual members of NWP/JVS and other invited experts in different water related areas participated in the meeting. Dr.

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