Regional Partnership Scoping Meeting for Water Resources Management

A partnership-scoping and experience sharing meeting for joint research and capacity building for water resources management began today at the President Hotel, Pune, India, facilitated by our local partner the Advanced Center for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM).

This is part of the Himalayan University Consortium Seed grant “Enhancing Regional Cooperation for Capacity building and Research in areas of Water Resource Management within Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Network’ led by the Center for Water, Climate and Environmental Policy, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research, Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.

The focal persons from the Watershed Management Division, Department of Forests and Park Services, Bhutan; Environmental Science Department, Royal Thimphu College; Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, ACWADAM, India; and Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh also joined the meeting.

The partners also plan to visit Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal and Godavari Park, ICIMOD in the coming week and further discuss and identify common research topic on water resources that could be taken up by the regional partner institutions.