Landell Mills shares knowledge of international urban water management at national meeting of Irrigation and Water Forum and British Hydrological Society

Landell Mills recently delivered a presentation on ‘Urban Water Management in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya Region’ focusing on two Landell Mills-managed projects in Afghanistan and Nepal. The presentation was given as part of the ‘Integrated Urban Water Management’ national meeting which was organised by the Irrigation and Water Forum and British Hydrological Society.

Kabul

Kabul

In Kabul the urban poor rely on hand pumps where groundwater levels are rapidly dropping

In Kabul the urban poor rely on hand pumps where groundwater levels are rapidly dropping

Gokarna Mahadev Temple on the Bagmati River

Gokarna Mahadev Temple on the Bagmati River

The meeting on 10th November, at The Institution of Civil Engineers in London, addressed the need to change management practices in order to help reverse degradation to water and other natural resources caused by urbanisation. Landell Mills joined several organisations who gave presentations at the event, ranging from universities, to the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and the engineering firm, AECOM.

Landell Mills’ Senior Water Specialist, Pete Harrison, shared challenges and lessons learned from the Kabul Managed Aquifer Recharge Project and the Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project. Pete recommended that future challenges, such as rapid urbanisation, climate change and lack of capital investment, require better water resources planning and enforcement, cost recovery and community engagement.

For more information contact Pete Harrison at PeteH@landell-mills.com