Regional Council Meeting

Activities Year: 

GWP Nepal/JVS successfully organized the 17th Regional Council (RC), 5th General Assembly (GA) and Roundtable Dialogue on Hydropower Development- Benefit Sharing Experiences of GWP-SAS which was held at Hotel de l' Annapurna, Kathmandu, Nepal from 29th - 30th November, 2011.                             

These events were organized to discuss thematic, technical and administrative matters of GWP-SAS and regional countries. Apart from administrative and technical agenda, the Regional Council introduced, for the first time, the concept of sharing benefits rather than sharing the resources in a transboundary river. Sharing of transboundary resources among or between the states shall result into a win-win situation for the riparian countries sharing the water courses. The concept of benefit sharing reduces the potential conflict. International examples on benefit sharing were also discussed and debated, and in-depth review of procedures involved in benefit sharing was also carried out.