Call for Applications

Regional Training on Springshed Management for Socio-Ecological Resilience in the Hindu Kush Himalayas 

Kathmandu and Godavari, Nepal, 24 March–6 April 2019

Date of circulation: 10 January 2019

Application deadline: 10 February 2019

Springs are the main source of water for millions of people and ecosystems in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) landscapes that span eight countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Springs play an important role in the daily lives of thousands of rural and urban communities in the hills and mountains of the HKH. 

However, in many places, once-reliable springs are drying up or their discharge is reducing, presenting rural communities, women in particular, with new challenges. There is also growing concern about the quality of spring water due to contamination from different sources – geogenic and anthropogenic.

HUC is organizing this regional training on Springshed Management with the support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) through its Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) under the Global Programme Climate Change and Environment (GPCCE).

Expected participants include early and mid-career faculty of HUC member institutions. Preference will be given to faculty specializing in geo-sciences and social sciences who already teach a course or module on water resources and their management. Practitioners and local government officials who have experience in water resource management are also encouraged to apply.

More details about the call and a detail application procedure is available at

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Key Dates

Deadline for application submission: 10 February 2019

Notification of selection: 28 February 2019

Deadline of acceptance: 5 March 2019

Deadline for cost-free withdrawal: 10 March 2019

Programme dates: 24 March–6 April 2019