Outputs

Conference Papers & PresentationsFact sheetsPublications and ReportsMapsQuestionnairePosters

A summary of dissemination of DJB activities/results through presentation as well as participation in various meetings from Year 2 are listed below:

SN Event Date (Venue) Presentation Title Presenters/Attendee
1 National Seminar on Nature for Water organized by Nepal Academy for Science and Technology (NAST) as an event of NNWWW 2018 Mar 28, 2018 (Mahendra Nagar, Nepal) Climate change and water availability in Western Nepal Vishnu Prasad Pandey
2 The 8TH World Water Forum organized by the World Water Council (WWC) Mar 18-23, 2018

(Brasilia, Brazil)

Participated as a speaker and panelist in several sessions Luna Bharati
3 World Water Day celebration, Resources Himalaya Foundation, Nepal Mar 22, 2018 E-Flow in DJB Ram Devi Tachamo Shah, (as a panelist)
4 SDG Confab: Synergizing efforts towards achieving SDGs, as an event of Nepal National Water and Weather Week (NNWWW), 2018 Mar 21, 2018 (Hotel Himalaya, Kathmandu, Nepal) Research to support informed decision-making Vishnu Prasad Pandey

(as a panelist)

5 Celebrating March as International women’s month organized by Martin Chautari March 11, 2018 (Martin Chautari Kathmandu, Nepal) Panel speaker in the panel titled “Doing gender: what does a gender and/or feminist perspective mean in research and advocacy?” Gitta Shrestha
6 WRPPF Consultation Workshop for collecting feedback on Irrigation Master Plan (organized by Department of Irrigation) Feb 2, 2018 (Hotel Himalaya, Kathmandu, Nepal) The irrigation master plan has used results from our Hydrological Models Vishnu Prasad Pandey, Bhesh Raj Thapa
7 2017 American Geophysics Union (AGU) Fall Meeting Dec 11-15 (New Orleans, USA) Climate change and hydrology of a snow-fed watershed in Western Nepal Vishnu Prasad Pandey
8 Side event session titled “It’s getting hot in here: Biodiversity and ecosystems in climate change” during COP 23 Nov, 2017

(Bonn, Germany)

Ecosystem Based Adaptation in Mountain Eco regions. Luna Bharati
9 Sanford School of Public Policy Graduate Research Workshop (GRW) Nov 3, 2017 (Duke University, Durham, NC USA) Valuing Environmental Quality: Evidence from Western Nepal Emily Pakhtigian
10 i) Kurita Water and Environment Foundation: 20TH Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony;

 

ii) Guest lecture for researchers and students at University of Yamanashi, Japan

Aug 2017

(Tokyo, Japan)

Multi-perspective analysis of river basins in Western Nepal (Digo Jal Bikas Project) Vishnu Prasad Pandey
11 National Irrigation Seminar 2074

“Climate Smart Innovation for the Sustainable Irrigation Development””

Jun 1-2, 2017

(Hotel Country Villa, Nagarkot, Nepal)

Sustainable irrigation development: Knowledge generation for Karnali-Mohana basins Vishnu Prasad Pandey

A summary of dissemination of DJB activities/results through presentation as well as participation in various meetings from year 3 are listed below:

SN Event Date (Venue) Presentation Title Presenters/Attendee
1 3rd River Summit 28-31 March, 2019

(Rakam, Karnali)

Managing water resources under climate change context in Western Nepal Vishnu Prasad Pandey
2 3rd River Summit 28-31 March, 2019

(Rakam, Karnali)

Hydro-economic modeling for water resources planning in Western Nepal Sanita Dhaubanjar
3 3rd River Summit 28-31 March, 2019

(Rakam, Karnali)

Water flows for sustaining aquatic biodiversity in rivers of Western Nepal Ram Devi Tachamo Shah
4 NTNC Water Conference March 19, 2019

(NTNC Hall, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal)

Balancing water development with sustainability and equity: Water availability assessment as an entry point Vishnu Prasad Pandey
5 Seminar for Graduate Students at Eastern Regional Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal February 2, 2019 (Dharan, Province-1)

 

Scientific tools and method for the assessment and evaluation of climate smart agriculture (CSA)

 

Bhesh Raj Thapa
6 4th International Water Conference January 27-31, 2019 (Kaukata, Bangladesh) Impacts of human-induced hydrological and morphological changes on aquatic biodiversity in trans-boundary rivers of the Himalaya, Nepal Ram Devi Tachamo Shah
7 Transnational water governance and IWRM (organized by Queensland University of Technology, Australia) (with 26 participants from 7 countries) November 16, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Translating into practice Vishnu Prasad Pandey (as a panelist)
8 A short course on transnational water governance and IWRM November 14, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal Agricultural water management Bhesh Raj Thapa
9 Sustainability and Development Conference November 11, 2018 (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USAI) Spatial politics and local alliances shaping Nepal hydropower Diana Suhardiman
10 Workshop on sustainable transboundary governance of the environmental commons in Southeast Asia November 2, 2018 (NUS, Singapore) Everyday politics in Nepal hydropower: Lessons learned and implications for transboundary environmental commons Diana Suhardiman
11 EPA Asia Conference October 10, 2018 Ecosystem services and hydropower development: Diverse voices forming local opinions Emma Karki
12 USAID’s GESI Summit: Promoting a culture of collaboration and learning October 2, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal) Exploring sustainable farming opportunities: A case of a marginal female farmer from Kailali Sanita Dhaubanjar, Vishnu Prasad Pandey
13 PAANI’s workshop on sustainable hydropower September 28, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal) Good practices in baseline studies, data, and information Vishnu Prasad Pandey (as a panelist)
14 Stockholm Water Week August 29, 2018

(Stockholm, Sweden)

Future Water Risks and Climate Change in the Himalayas. Luna Bharati
15 Hydro-economic modeling: Stakeholders’ Consultation at local level June 11, 2018 (Dhangadi, Nepal) Prospective water demand/use, availability, and trade-offs in Western Nepal Bhesh Raj Thapa
16 Science, Information and Technology Youth Conference (SIT-NYC) 2018 June 15-17, 2018 (NTNC Hall, Lalitpur, Nepal) Focusing for a decade of research & innovation in engineering and material science Vishnu Prasad Pandey (as a panelist)
17 Hydro-economic modeling: Stakeholders’ Consultation at national level June 7 and 8, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal) Prospective water demand/use, availability, and trade-offs in Western Nepal Emily Pakhtigian, Vishnu Prasad Pandey, Emma Karki, Sanita Dhaubanjar
18 Unpacking Masculinity organized by WP5, DJB, IWMI May 11, 2018, (Kathmandu, Nepal) Unravelling gendered practices in Nepal water public organizations Gitta Shrestha
19 Gender, conflicts and cooperation in the context of climate action, Joint CCMC Gender Workshop May 3-4, 2018, (Kathmandu, Nepal) Men, Masculinities and Hydropower in Sikkim, India Gitta Shrestha
20 8th Asian Regional Conference (8ARC) on Irrigation and Drainage May 2-4, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal) Dealing with variations in access to water: An assessment of challenges and coping strategies in Far-Western Nepal Ram Bastakoti
21 8th Asian Regional Conference (8ARC) on Irrigation and Drainage May 2-4, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal) Digo Jal Bikas Luna Bharati
22 8th Asian Regional Conference (8ARC) on Irrigation and Drainage May 2-4, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal) Sustainable Irrigation Luna Bharati
23 8ARC on Irrigation and Drainage May 2- 4, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal) Assessing spatio-temporal variation in water resources availability in Karnali-Mohana River Basin, Nepal Vishnu Prasad Pandey
24 8ARC on Irrigation and Drainage May 2-4, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal) Projected future climate for Western Nepal Sanita Dhaubanjar
25 8ARC on Irrigation and Drainage May 2-4, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal) Gender Differences in water security and well-being in Far West Nepal Gitta Shrestha
26 8ARC on Irrigation and Drainage May 2-4, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal) River health assessment for sustainable water resources management in Western Nepal Ram Devi Tachamo Shah
27 8ARC on Irrigation and Drainage May 2-4, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal) Comparative assessment of various water application methods for improving water productivity during dry season agriculture Bhesh Raj Thapa
28 Town Hall Meeting on Gender and Irrigation organized by PAANI, NEFEJ, and IWMI April 21, 2018 (Kailali, Nepal) Gender Differences in water security and well-being in Far West Nepal Gitta Shrestha
29 European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018 Apr 10-13, 2018 (Vienna, Austria) Climate Futures for Western Nepal  Luna Bharati and Sanita Dhaubanjar
30 One day workshop on Sexual Harassment by IWMI Nepal April 3, 2018 (Kathmandu, Nepal) Gitta Shrestha (Organizer/Coordinator)

 

Coverage of DJB Events in Media

In addition to presentations, DJB activities were also covered in the following media;

 

Finally, the DJB activities were disseminated through following three episodes of Aankhijhyal program, which is a popular environment-focused programme developed by Nepal Federation of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ) and aired through AV News Television.

Hydroeconomic modelling of water use trade-offs in Western Nepal

Digo Jal Bikas Project – Environmental Flow Calculator

USAID’s Digo Jal Bikas Program – Publication List

Toward an Inclusive Vision of Water Resources Development in Western Nepal

Sustainable, Just, and Productive Water Resources Development in Western Nepal

Sustainable, Just & Productive Water Resources Development in Western Nepal Under Current & Future Conditions (Digo Jal Bikas – Djb)

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Pandey V.P., Dhaubanjar S., Bharati L., Thapa B.R. (2020). Spatio-temporal distribution of water availability in Karnali-Mohana Basin, Western Nepal: Hydrological model development using multi-site calibration approach (Part A). Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 29 (June 2020): 100690. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2020.100690
  • Pandey V.P., Dhaubanjar S., Bharati L., Thapa B.R. (2020). Spatio-temporal distribution of water availability in Karnali-Mohana Basin, Western Nepal: Climate change impact assessment (Part B). Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 29 (June, 2020): 100691. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2020.100691
  • Pandey V.P., Sharma A., Dhaubanjar S., Bharati L., Joshi, I.R. (2019). Climate shocks and responses to Karnali-Mahakali basins in Western Nepal. Climate, 7, 92. https://www.mdpi.com/2225-1154/7/7/92
  • Pandey V.P., Dhaubanjar S., Bharati L., Thapa B.R. (2019). Hydrologic response of Chamelia Watershed in Mahakali Basin to climate change. Science of the Total Environment, 650 (Part 1): 365-383. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718334892).
  • Dhaubanjar S., Pandey V.P., Bharati L (2019). Climate Futures for Western Nepal based on Regional Climate Models in the CORDEX-SA. International Journal of Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6327
  • Pakhtigian E.L., Jeuland M. (2019). Valuing the environmental costs of local development: Evidence from households in Western Nepal. Ecological Economics, 158: 158-167. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800918308085?via%3Dihub)
  • Pakhtigian E.L., Jeuland M., Dhaubnjar S., Pandey V.P. (2019). Balancing intersectoral demand in basin-scale planning: The case of Nepal’s western river basins. Water Resources Economics. In Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wre.2019.100152
  • Pakhtigian E.L., Jeuland M., Bharati L., Pandey V.P. (2019). The Role of Hydropower in Visions for Water Resources Development for the Rivers of Western Nepal. International Journal of Water Resources Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2019.1600474
  • Tachamo Shah R.D., Sharma S., Bharati L. (2019). Water diversion induced changes in aquatic biodiversity in monsoon-dominated rivers of Western Himalaya, Nepal: Implications for Environmental flows. Ecological Indicators, 108: 105735. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105735
  • Shrestha G., Clement F. (2019). Unravelling gendered practices in the public water sector in Nepal. Water Policy, 21(5): 1017-1033. https://iwaponline.com/wp/article/doi/10.2166/wp.2019.238/69912/Unravelling-gendered-practices-in-the-public-water
  • Suhardiman D., Karki E. (2019) Spatial Politics and Local Alliances Shaping Nepal Hydropower. World Development, 122: 525-536. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0305750X19301743
  • Khatiwada K.R., Pandey V.P. (2019). Characterization of hydro-meteorological drought in Nepal Himalaya: A case of Karnali River Basin. Weather and Climate Extremes. In Press. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094718302044
  • Sharma A., Karki E., Eriyagama N., Shrestha G., Jeuland M., Bharati L., Clement F. (2019). Whose river is it: An assessment of livelihood and cultural water flow requirements for the Karnali. Ecology and Society, In Press.
  • Paul L.G. Vlek, Asia Khamzina, Hossein Azadi, Anik Bhaduri, Luna Bharati, Ademola Braimoh, Christopher Martius, Terry Sunderland and Fatemeh Taheri (2017). Trade-offs in multi-purpose land use under land degradation. Sustainability 9 (12), 2196
  • Suhardiman D., Bastakoti R., Karki E., Bharati L. (2018). The politics of river basin planning and state transformation processes in Nepal. Geoforum, 96: 70-76. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718518302239)
  • Bhandari B. Tachamo Shah R.D., Sharma S. (2018). Status, distribution and habitat specificity of benthic macro-invertebrates: a case study in five tributaries of Budhiganga river in Western Nepal. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 23 (1): 69-75.

Conference Papers:

  • Pandey V.P., Dhaubanjar S., Bharati L. (2017). Sustainable irrigation development: Knowledge generation for Karnali-Mohana River Basin. In: Proceedings of 10thNational Irrigation Seminar: Climate Smart Innovation for the sustainable irrigation development, June 1-2, 2017, Nagarkot, pp:39-50.
  • Pandey V.P., Dhaubanjar S., Bharati L., Thapa B.R. (2018) Climate Change and Water Availability in Western Nepal. In: Proceedings of National Seminar on Nature for Water. 28 Mar 2018. Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Mahendranagar, Nepal. pp 8-19.
  • Shrestha G., Clement F. (2018). Gender differences in water security and capabilities in Far-West Nepal. In: Proceedings of 8th Regional Conference of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (8ARC), 2-4 May, 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal. pp. 83-99.
  • Tachamo Shah R.D., Sharma S., Mullner K., Bharati L. (2018). River health assessment for sustainable water resources management in Western Nepal. In: Proceedings of 8th Regional Conference of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (8ARC), 2-4 May, 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal. pp. 571-578.

Blogs and Op-Eds

Project Updates

Digo Jal Bikas (DJB) intervention sites are located in the Karnali and Mohana basins.

Many hydropower projects are at various stages of development in the Karnali and Mohana basins.

Many irrigation projects are underway within the Karnali and Mohana basins.

This questionnaire was designed to carry out a large scale basin-wide socio-economic survey as a part of Digo Jal Bikas (DJB) project.

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