Activities on 2016

Assessment of environmental flow in hydropower development and its implications in selected river basins (2015-2016)

JVS conducted an Environmental-flow study to assess the impact on hydropower development. The study was carried out by collecting hydrological, environmental and socio-economic and cultural information of the study area from primary as well as secondary sources. Modi Khola, one of the tributaries of the Gandaki River basin, was chosen for the assessment. On April 10, 2016, workshop on the Environmental Flow Assessment (EFA) was organized at the district headquarter of Parbat. The primary purpose of the workshop was to introduce the National Level Policies on Water Recourses Management and need of environmental study methods and approaches for conducting IEE and EIA study.

Full report can be retrieved from the link below
http://jvs-nwp.org.np/sites/default/files/Final%20Report_E-flow.pdf

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

The rationale behind commencing this study was 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. JVS, to comply with its goal of generating and communicating knowledge, carried out this action research for policy inputs based on the water-related adaptation actions as included in LAPAs prepared by the end of 2014.This study has been conducted as a part of the WACREP GWP SAS programme for 2015 and 2016.

Full report can be retrieved frm the link below
http://jvs-nwp.org.np/sites/default/files/Assessment%20of%20Water%20Focused%20Climate%20Change%20Adaptation%20Actions%20of%20101%20LAPAs%20and%20its%20Integration%20into%20Local%20Planning%20Process%20in%20a%20Selected%20District%20.pdf

In-depth study of Rosi Khola in relation to its multiple uses and management at community level

The increasing sectoral demand for water often results in conflicts and deterioration of resources. In order to access the sectoral approach of water allocation, the associated conflicts and the possible adaptable management practices, JVS/GWP Nepal undertook the study of cases from the Roshi Khola, a tributary of Koshi River in Nepal. The grounds behind carrying out the study in Roshi khola is that it represents a typical example of sectoral allocation of water and associated conflicts among the users. This study also makes inquiry to analyze the impact of non-climatic and climatic drivers of change on the water allocation and water security in the watershed. The adaptation practices adopted by multiple users (farmers, hydropower companies, water mill owners and drinking water suppliers) to cope with increasing water demand has also been documented.

Full report can be assessed form the link below:
http://jvs-nwp.org.np/sites/default/files/Roshi%20Khola%20final%20Report.pdf

Orientation activities on water resources and climate change for school and college students to exchange ideas and join hands to promote sustainable climate change practices and mitigate impacts

Training manual has been prepared by JVS, focussing on the climate change impacts, mitigation and adaption with and aim to familiarize people on the issues of climate change. The manual is expected to sensitize people regarding the phenomenon of climate change, its impact on natural resource, climate vulnerability, measures to mitigate the vulnerability and build the resilience of the community. Orientation program was carried out in the Kalinath Secondary School, Sighati, Dolakha. This book has been made on the initiatives made at the policy level to mitigate and address climate change impacts. Nepali version of the training manual has also been prepared.

This manual is available at the nearby book stores.

Support NAP formulation process to ensure and improve uses of water resources and its management

In order to enhance country’s understanding on National Adaptation Plan, JVS/GWP Nepal organized an interaction program on “Reducing Climate Vulnerability on Water Resources through National Adaptation Plan (NAP)” on 28th December at Annapurna Hotel, Kathmandu. This interaction program was planned to improve the understanding on the impacts of climate change in water resources sector, familiarize and enhance the understanding on the NAP process and providing support to explore opportunities to integrate & continue NAP process on water resources sector.

Study of earthquake impact on the water resources status in selected earthquake hit areas (2016-2017)

The occurrence of the notoriously devastating earthquake in 2015 is well known for the damage it brought in the lives and heritages of the country. The impact it generated on the dynamics of the water resources is another subject that significantly affected the lives of many people. The rationale behind carrying out this study is to evaluate the visible impacts on water resources in earthquake affected areas like Dapcha-Kashikhanda Municipality (Kavre-palanchowk district), Chandragiri, Dakshinkali Kirtipur Municipalities and Bagmati River (Kathmandu district). The studied water sources include stone spouts, rivers, ponds and springs in the study areas. The data collection process and the draft report preparation has been completed where as the detail report finalisation and the information dissemination shall be held following year.