Activities on 2010

Consultation Meeting at Sri Lanka
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Activities Year: 2010

Mr. Som Nath Poudel, and Mr. Naveen Mangal Joshi from GWP Nepal/JVS participated in the Consultation Workshop on Regional Integrated Drought Management held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 24-26 July 2010. The Workshop was organized by Global Water Partnership – South Asia.

Conference on “Climate Change: Political and Security Implication in South Asia”
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Activities Year: 2010

Mr. Som Nath Poudel, Vice Chair, GWP Nepal/JVS participated in the conference on “Climate Change: Political and Security Implication in South Asia” from 22nd -23rd November, 2010 in Kathmandu. The conference intended to examine the interface between state security, societal or human security, and climate change in South Asia. While establishing direct causal correlation between climate change (environmental degradation/marginalization) and conflict/insecurity is contentious and problematic, one cannot completely dismiss the potential consequences. As global warming impacts on glaciers, waterways, oceans and weather patterns, there has been a growing realization that climate change as a global and transboundary challenge can only be addressed by enhanced regional cooperation and knowledge sharing across countries.

GWP Nepal/JVS collaborating with Water Integrity Network (WIN), Berlin
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Activities Year: 2010

Workshop on “Developing a Strategy to Promote Integrity and Accountability in Nepal’s Water Sector”

On May 17, 2010, a workshop on public information/consultation on “Developing a Strategy to Promote Integrity and Accountability in Nepal’s Water Sector” was organized in Kathmandu by GWP Nepal/JVS in collaboration with Water Integrity Network (WIN), Berlin of Transparency International. The workshop was organized in the context of WIN exploratory mission to Nepal led by Dr. Donal O’Leary, member of WIN-International Steering Committee. The specific objectives of the workshop were to:

Introduce WIN and its activities,
Explore the need and relevance of WIN in the context of water resource development in Nepal more particularly to make a study on transparency integrity and accountability in the water sector of Nepal,
Identify the modalities for oversight and management of WIN study, and
Identify the major areas of water sector where WIN study should focus, as well as the principal integrity areas. The workshop was attended by 42stakeholders coming from civil society, government, donors, private sector and the public sector in Nepal.

Workshop on “Nepal Water Integrity Network Study”

GWP Nepal/JVS jointly with Water Integrity Network (WIN), Berlin organized a workshop on “Nepal Water Integrity Network Study” on 30th November 2010 in Kathmandu. Mr. Per Ljung, an International Consultant presented a report on “Scoping Report on the Nepal Water Integrity Study”.
Dr. Donal O’Leary, representative of Transparency International gave a brief introduction of Water Integrity Network (WIN) in the workshop. More than seventy-five Government, Non Government Organization, Donors, Media and professionals participated in the workshop.
A draft scoping study of water integrity situation in Nepal and the possible steps towards establishing transparency, accountabilityand integrity in the water resource sector of the development was prepared. The study report was discussed among the stakeholders.

Fifth International Seminar on FMIS
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Activities Year: 2010

GWP Nepal/JVS, one of the partner organizations of the Fifth International Seminar on Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems with a theme “Dynamics of Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems: Socio-institutional, Economic and Technical Context” organized an International Seminar from 25th – 26th March, 2010 in Kathmandu. Around 125 participants from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Japan, The Netherlands, China and Pakistan participated in the seminar. Three papers were presented on behalf of Nepal Water Partnership/JVS. Mr. Surya N. Upadhyay, presented a paper on “Water Resource Association and the Legal Regime – The Challenges” whereas Dr. Vijaya Shrestha, on “Enabling Enactments and Eroding Social Capital of FMIS” and Mr. Som Nath Poudel/Dr. Upendra Gautam, on “FMIS in Twenty first Century: Coping with the Climate Change”. The seminar aimed to understand the multi-dimensional contributions of Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems (FMIS) at the community level and the national level.

GWP Nepal/JVS with Government of Nepal
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Activities Year: 2010

Mr Surya Nath Upadhyay, Secretary General/RC Member and Mr. Som Nath Poudel, Vice Chair GWP Nepal/JVS had participated in the workshop on “Transboundry Water Management in Nepal – Challenges and Opportunities” organized by Government of Nepal, Water & Energy Commission Secretariat on 7th June, 2010 in Kathmandu. Mr. Upadhyay and Mr. Poudel were the panel of experts in the workshop.

Mr Iswer Raj Onta, Chair, GWP Nepal/JVS and Mr. Surya Nath Upadhyay, RC Member Nepal participated in the Stakeholder’s Consultation Workshop on “Koshi River Basin Management Strategy Plan” organized by Government of Nepal, Water & Energy Commission Secretariat on 1st July 2010 in Kathmandu.

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 on 5th – 6th, March 2010 at 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.

Release of Book on Climate Change
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Activities Year: 2010

A book entitled ” Climate Change Trends and Instances of Socio-economic Efforts in Nepal’ written by Dr. Keshav Prasad Sharma, Deputy Director General, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology was released by Dr. Tirtha Bahadur Shrestha, a noted senior Ecologist and Life Member, Nepal Academy. The book was published (in five hundred copies) by JVS/ GWP NEPAL.

The book launching ceremony was largely attended by JVS/ GWP Nepal Members, Researchers, Academicians, Media persons etc.

Workshop on Himalayan Sub-Regional Cooperation
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Activities Year: 2010

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.

Nobel Laureate greeted
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Activities Year: 2010

GWP Nepal/JVS and Farmers Managed Irrigation Promotion Trust- FMIST” jointly organized a program to greet and meet Nobel Laureate Prof. Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University on 6th December, 2010 in Kathmandu. Prof. Elinor received the prestigious Nobel Prize in Economics for the decades of research that challenges the belief that common property is always poorly managed and should be regulated by the state or at best privatized. Most important activity of Prof. Elinor was the establishment of “Nepal Irrigation Institutions Database” in collaboration with Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Tribhuwan University, Nepal and furthering the knowledge on natural resources management. Around 100 people from government, non-government organisation, professionals, media etc. were present in the program.