Reflections from Digo Jal Bikas project findings

IWMI recently hosted a half day media briefing aimed at drawing attention to the tools that IWMI has developed under the USAID’s Digo Jal Bikaas project, implemented by IWMI led consortium. The project sought to promote sustainable water resource development in Western Nepal by engaging with relevant stakeholders and producing knowledge that supports decision makers in developing policies and plans that balance economic growth, social justice, and healthy, resilient ecosystems. Under the project, IWMI and partners from Duke University, Kathmandu University, and Water Conservation Foundation worked in three basins in the mid-western and far-western development regions of Nepal – the Karnali, Mohana, and the Mahakali.

In precedence of the project activity coming to a close in April 2019, IWMI is hosting a workshop, “Towards an inclusive vision for sustainable water futures in Western Nepal”, with policymakers, media, practitioners and civil society representatives to contribute to integrated planning of water management in Western Nepal and expand the knowledge base for improved planning of water management by sharing new findings from the DJB project. The DJB research highlighted capture the region’s institutional, hydrological, climatic, socio-economic conditions together with new tools designed to facilitate decision-making.

The media briefing was organized prior to the event to draw attention to the tools that IWMI has developed under the project to promote sustainable and balanced water resource management. The media visit offered an opportunity to increase public awareness of the importance of water management and options available, as the number of hydropower projects rapidly expand and newly elected governments begin managing water resources at a local level.

 

Media coverage:

  1. पानीको स्रोतको दिगो संरक्षणमा जोड [The need for long term management conservation of water resources management] 
  2. Call to maintain environmental flow of rivers  (The Kathmandu Post)
  3. पानीका स्रोतको दिगो व्यवस्थापनमा जोड [Stress on long term management of water resources]
  4. IWMI develops hydrological models targeting three rivers of western Nepal
  5. पश्चिम नेपालका जलाधारको संरक्षणका लागि ठोस कार्ययोजना आवश्यक [A solid action plan is required for conservation of water resources in Western Nepal
  6. Researchers call for sustainable water resources development (Republica)
  7. Coverage on Ankhijyhal, national TV programme on environment and development, produced by NEFEJ – (Broadcasted on March14)
  8. Radio Sagarmatha interview on gender research- upcoming

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