Two Village Development Committees (VDCs) on the process of formation of Local Water Parliament

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GWP Nepal/ JVS is in the process of implementing Local Water Parliament (LWP) in two VDCs of Ilam district of Eastern Development Region of Nepal. In this regard, it is helping the local community to develop Water Resources Master Plan in each VDC (Jogmai and Gorkhe VDC of Ilam) under the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) concept and National Water Plan 2005.

The training and interaction program on Rights and Responsibilities on Water Resources was held on 16th February, 2012. Mr. Surya Nath Upadhyay, Secretary General, GWP Nepal/JVS made presentation on Water Rights. Mr. Som Nath Poudel, Vice-Chair, briefed on the principles of IWRM whereas Dr. Vijaya Shrestha, Member (Executive Committee), presented on institutional aspects of Local Water Parliament and its execution. Mr. Hirakaji Ghale, President of Namsaling Community Development Center (NCDC), the local water partner of JVS, talked briefly on activities of LWP-Ilam and the role of NCDC on proper use and conservation of water resources.  GWP Nepal/JVS distributed one of its publication "Jalsrotma Hamro Adhikar ra Kartabya" (Our Rights and Duties on Water Resources) to each of the 40 participants.