DFAT Brahmaputra Special Project

From 2018, the DFAT-Brahmaputra project started two activities: 

  • Set up the Godavari springshed as a model for future trainings
  • Conduct capacity building and pilot activities on springshed management in Bhutan

Project so far

Since 2014, ICIMOD has been working with the Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM) on reviving springs and managing them. The first spring related research project in Nepal was carried out in Sindhupalchowk and Dailekh districts. This was followed by an implementation of spring revival activities in Dailekh. 

With initial funding from Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)–Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the project has also prepared a spring revival protocol manual, as well as several springs revival and management manuals, and research articles.

    About the project

    The DFAT Brahmaputra and Energy Special Project, supported by the Government of Australia under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is promoting research, and generating and documenting knowledge about the extent of water and equity issues in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. The project is addressing water issues by reviving springs and improving access to water for domestic and agricultural use in the regional member countries of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).


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