Capacity building and pilot activities on springshed management in Bhutan

Training on spring revival for Bhutanese delegation

Several site visits were organized for relevant actors from Bhutan following keen interest expressed by the Watershed Management Division (WMD), under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests of the Royal Government of Bhutan, about working on spring revival with ICIMOD. 

In 2017, a training and exposure visit to spring revival sites in Sikkim, India, was organized. A full-fledged technical training on spring revival was also organized at ICIMOD’s Godavari Knowledge Park.

Piloting of springshed revival in Bhutan

In collaboration with WMD and ACWADAM, the project carried out spring revival and springshed management programmes at a site in Lholing, Paro. 

Writing workshop for special issue journals and edited books

To document knowledge and experiences related to the revival of springs in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), the project organized a writing workshop and participated in a follow-up writeshop organized by ACWADAM. Two events brought together water resource management officials and experts from Bhutan, India, and Nepal. The outcome will be published as special issue.