SG 1: Reducing Climate and Environmental Risks
Action Area A: Managing Cryosphere and Water Risk
Murchunga Hotel, Dhankuta
21 May 2023
Neera Shrestha Pradhan
ICIMOD is collaborating with Dhankuta Municipality and Chhathar Jorpati Rural Municipality for a stakeholder planning meeting in Dhankuta. The meeting will be crucial to plan the implementation of the jointly created and municipality-owned Nibuwa-Tankuwa Watershed Management Plan.
With the finalisation of the plan and implementation starting on the ground, this workshop aims to bring together all the stakeholders to share updates on the commitments made for the implementation of the activities for 2022/23 in the Nibuwa-Tankhuwa Watershed. Additionally, all the stakeholders will plan, discuss, and finalise the implementation strategy and their roles for 2023/24 in the implementation of the plan.
The meeting is expected to fulfil the following objectives:
Water scarcity is a major issue in Dhankuta Municipality, Eastern Nepal, with growing concerns over the long-term supply and maintenance of water sources for a growing population. To address this issue, Dhankuta Municipality and ICIMOD, in partnership with the Department of Forests and Soil Conservation and the Soil Conservation and the Watershed Management Office – Dhankuta prepared the Nibuwa-Tankhuwa Watershed Management Plan. The plan was handed over to Dhankuta Municipality and Chhathar Jorpati Rural Municipality in March 2021.
Chintan Tamang, Mayor, Dhankuta Municipality
Chhatra Bahadur Subha, Chairperson, Chhathar Jorpati Rural Municipality
Neera Shrestha Pradhan, Action Area Coordinator, Managing Cryosphere and Water Risks, ICIMOD
Implementation of the watershed management plan – Neera Shrestha Pradhan, ICIMOD
Update on activities implemented in year 2022/23 followed by discussion-relevant stakeholders.
Presentation of planned activities for 2023/24 in line with WMP followed by discussion-relevant stakeholders
Way forward: Implementation modality and role/responsibility finalisation
Reflection from participants
Anu Kumari Lama, Tourism Specialist, ICIMOD
Chhathar Jorpati Rural Municipality
Vote of thanks – Kripa Shrestha, Research Associate, ICIMOD