Policy Dialogue

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Considering that an intellectual discourse on regulated use of groundwater is timely and important, GWP Nepal/JVS and Nepal Engineering College (nec) jointly held a policy dialogue program on Groundwater Security in Kathmandu Valley on 20th March, 2012 at The Everest Hotel, New Baneswor, Kathmandu. As intended, the program brought together policy personnel and water professionals from relevant government and development organizations, academicians, researchers and students, to discuss the emerging issues facing the groundwater security and regulated groundwater use in Kathmandu Valley.

The first session was for the presentations on state of groundwater use and commercialization of groundwater by the students and faculty members atnec that led to identifying the issues facing groundwater and emerging water security concerns in Kathmandu. Dr. Hari Krishna Shrestha, Principal of Nepal Engineering College chaired the session and facilitated the program.

This second session was entirely dedicated for facilitated discussion on the regulated groundwater use in Kathmandu. Various water professionals put forth their views and comments on groundwater issues of Kathmandu Valley. Mr. Hari Dhakal, Chairperson, Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Management Board (KVWSMB) clarified the queries raised during the program and appreciated concerns and suggestions put forwarded by the participants.