On May 8-9th 2018 Landell Mills’ experts facilitated a mid-project regional workshop in Kathmandu as part of the Strengthening Integrated Water Resource Management in Mountainous River Basins project. The workshop brought together participants of the three countries involved in the Technical Assistance project administered by ADB, funded by the Japanese Fund for Poverty Reduction and managed by Landell Mills.
The participating countries are Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan. Attendees included members of the Ministry of Energy and Water and the Panj-Amu River Basin Agency in Afghanistan; the Wangchhu River Basin Committee in Bhutan; the High-Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilization and Water and Energy Commission Secretariat in Nepal, as well as ADB Officers from Manila and Kathmandu and a number of supporting consultants from Landell Mills.
The two-day workshop enabled participants to report on the project’s outcomes, exchange lessons learned and apply them to the next phase of the project in all three countries. The workshop was very informative and applicable to other ADB projects in the Asia and Pacific Region. A report is currently being produced to promote knowledge sharing.
The Strengthening Integrated Water Resource Management in Mountainous River Basins project is providing technical assistance to river basin organisations in each of the three countries. It is strengthening water resources management to cope with expected changes in water availability due to climate change and increases in water demand to support economic and population growth.
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