Workshop on Himalayan Sub-Regional Cooperation

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Mr. Som Nath Poudel, Vice Chair, GWP Nepal/JVS participated in the second international workshop on Himalayan Sub-Regional Cooperation for Water Security in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 15th -16th January 2010. The workshop was organized by Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) and Strategic Foresight Group (SFG).

The workshop is a part of long term process to build confidence and cooperation between countries that make up the Himalayan river basins. Water experts from India, Bangladesh, China and Nepal, including former ministers of Water Resources of India, Bangladesh and Nepal participated in the Workshop.

As Nepal is engaged in drafting a Constitution for the country, GWP Nepal/JVS jointly with Government of Nepal, Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS) organized a residential workshop from 5th - 6th March 2010 in Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchowk district. Around 35 relevant professionals/experts participated in the workshop to draft the constitutional provision which shall delineate the authorities of State and Centre in water resource to ensure that an integrated approach is taken in regard to conservation, use and sustainable financing. The outcome of the report was prepared and presented to the Constituent Assembly's Constitutional Committee Chairman Honorable Mr. Nilambar Acharya on 11th April 2010 by the Executive Committee Members of GWP Nepal/JVSand high ranking officials of Government of Nepal – Water and Energy Commission.