Capacity Assessment of Provincial Institution Involved in water Resource Management and Related SDGs
This activity of capacity assessment of provincial institution involved in water resource management was carried out to generate recommendation to strengthen their technical knowledge base in relation to water resources management. This activity was planned as a follow up activity of identifying the gaps for effective implementation of SDG 6.5.1. In this regard, this activity mainly focused around determining the theoretical and practical challenges faced by the implementers and planners in relation to their exposure to the subject. It was found that, everyone is aware about the gravity of the SDG particularly, that of goal 6.5.1 as the province has still way forward to go. However, their knowledge is limited to the concepts of SDG only, and the modality to translate this knowledge into grassroots community is not ready. The plans and programs designed annually are related with the SDG in broad terms however, the mechanism to integrate these goals into the local development is still not effective. This overall study recommends capacitating the Local stakeholders through effective communication and technology transfer.
To carryout Study on the Disturbed Transboundary Cooperation in the South Asia. A Case of Mahakali Basin and Gandaki Basin
This study was carried out based on the bilateral treaty between Nepal and India on Mahakali and River Basin, which forms the part of the boundary between the western Nepal and the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand in India. The river and its basin provides regulating, provisioning, cultural, supporting and other essential services to people in both countries. In this treaty, there has been claim that India has shown little interest in fulfilling its treaty commitments shows the long history of disregard and bullishness. So, this study focused on determining the underlying causes of the ineffective implementation of Mahakali Treaty. From the study it was understood that lack of congenial understanding regarding the availability of water in basin is hindering the amicable sharing of water. In the meanwhile, there is also issue regarding equitable sharing of benefit in case of Tanakpur water distribution which is the underlying cause of disturbed transboundary cooperation.
To Facilitate the selected Local Governments to Prepare Water Use Master Plan
Under this activity, JVS/ GWP Nepal facilitated Dakshinkali Municipality to prepare water use master plan in a participatory approach. While carrying out this activity the concerned authorities were oriented regarding the importance of mapping of water and other resources present in the municipality. In the meanwhile, they were also briefed regarding the usefulness of preparing water use master plan considering the present and future water demands so as to plan for the repair, rehabilitation and construction of water related infrastructure. This activity also emphasized the need to be inclusive so as to integrate diverse water use needs and demands.