GWP Nepal/JVS at Nepal National Water Week (NNWW), 2013

Activities Year: 

On 17 January, 2013, GWP Nepal/JVS participated in the Policy  Consultative  Meeting for Nepal National Water Week (NNWW), 2013 organized by the NNWW Organizing Committee headed by Secretary of the Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS), Mr. Bishwa Prakash Pandit. The committee comprises members from government, non-government institutions, academic institutions and business houses, GWP Nepal/JVS being one of them. The consortium of government and non-government organizations has been organizing this event since 2009 and has been able to establish a trend of close collaboration and send strong ripples of awareness messages to the people and to the government.

World Water Day (WWD) on 22 March, 2013 and World Meteorological Day (WMD) on 23rd March, 2013 were celebrated this year too with a week-long program (17 - 23 March, 2013). Mr. Som Nath Poudel, Officiating chair, GWP Nepal/JVS attended the Opening Ceremony on 17th March, 2013 at Nepal Tourism Board, Exhibition Road, Kathmandu.

The events of this year's NNWW included training on remote sensing and rainwater harvesting, water heritage walk, installation of rainwater harvesting system, visit to ODF zone at Chitwan, groundwater symposium and online E-discussions on water cooperation and many more.  As in the previous years, GWP Nepal/JVS made a modest financial contribution to facilitate   the implementation of the program along with the technical contribution from the water experts of this organization.