Activities on 2015

Assessment of water focused climate adaptation action/s in 101 LAPAs & its integration into local planning process in selected districts (2015-2016)

As a part of the core activities of JVS, it has been engaged in action research for policy inputs on water resources, realizing the importance of documenting water-related adaptation actions as included in LAPAs. This study has been conducted as a part of the WACREP GWP SAS programme for 2015 and 2016. The main objectives of this study is to assess the water resource conservation-related adaptation actions in existing LAPAs, and locate ‘entry points’ for the integration of adaptation activities into local planning processes. Each LAPA reviewed includes impacts of climate change on water resources. By the end of this year, Literature review has been done to follow up with the relevant policies and programs and identify the gap.

Assessment of environmental flow in hydropower development and its implications in a selected river basin (2015-1026)

Under the WACREP activities of JVS, assessment of environmental flow in the hydropower development and its implication in river basin was carried out to assess the status of environment flow and share information and knowledge on the practice and policy compliance of releasing minimum flow in the river during hydro-electricity generation. In this regard, Modi Khola was selected for the study since it forms one of the tributaries of the Gandaki River. As a part of the two year assessment activity, initial data collection program and literature reviews were carried out to prepare the draft report by the end of this year.

Stocktaking Report on Climate Vulnerability on Water Resources Sector for NAP Process

The change in climate system as observed and the projected rising trend of temperature shall have its impact on water and energy sector. Hydrological cycle which is intimately linked with change in the atmospheric temperature and radiation balance would be the most prominent sector vulnerable to the impact of change. In this regard, it calls for assessment of such impacts to identify the adaptation options and thereby minimize the potential magnitude of damage by climate change on a local and regional scale within the country. The objective of this study is to document adaptation activities pertaining to climate vulnerability to water resources sector in Nepal; synthesize available knowledge on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation; and identify capacity gaps and barriers in order to help facilitate an enabling environment for the National Adaptation process (NAP)
Full report can be accessed from the link below
http://jvs-nwp.org.np/sites/default/files/Stocktaking_Report_Final.pdf

Integrity mapping in Irrigation project

Under the core activity, “Integrity mapping in Irrigation project”, JVS/GWP carried out the study to contribute to enhance the integrity in the irrigation sector. The study was carried out to identify the major integrity risk in the identified irrigation development process and suggesting appropriate intervention to mitigate the identified risk. The study aims to contribute to increase the accountability and transparency in water project, public expenditure tracking, strengthening capabilities and awareness among water managers, regulators and decision makers.
Full report can be accessed from the link below
http://jvs-nwp.org.np/sites/default/files/Integrity%20mapping%20in%20irrigation%20projects.pdf

Media sensitization on water relevant issues

‘Orientation Program on: Water Resource Journalism’ was organized by JVS on 22 December 2015 at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu with an objective to sensitize media personnel on water relevant issues. The materials prepared for the program was based upon the response and prioritized issues by journalists themselves during a reconnaissance survey. Journalists from about 16 media houses had participated in the program. During the program, presentations were made by the esteemed personalities in water sector explaining the role of media in water resource development along with the important things to be taken care of while reporting the water issues.