SG 1: Reducing Climate and Environmental Risks
Action Area A: Managing Cryosphere and Water Risk
Koshi River Basin (Nepal)
26 February 2023 to 03 March 2023
We are hosting a group of 20 representatives from government line agencies, non-government organisations, and local partners who are directly involved in implementing disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities. A week-long fieldwork will take the group along the Koshi River from Barahbise and Melamchi in the north to the Koshi Barrage between Sunsari and Saptari districts in the south.
The fieldwork will showcase a range of issues and opportunities regarding disaster risk reduction in the Koshi River covering the study sites and the actions undertaken to address them. The trip will look at land and water management in upstream-downstream areas and how increasing limitations in water availability can be balanced through wise use and management of water.
The learning visit is being organised in collaboration with local partners Community Development and Advocacy Forum Nepal (CDAFN) in Mahottari, Sabal Nepal in Saptari, and Human Rights, Social Awareness and Development Centre (HUSADEC) in Dhankuta.
Shailendra Shakya, Consultant, Integrated Flood Risk Management, ICIMOD
*ICIMOD upgraded the hydrological station in collaboration with DHM.
CBFEWS station at Ratu-river (Interaction with CBFEWS Caretaker of Ratu River)
(gender/sex, social exclusion/inclusion, disability, equality and equity, identity)
Group work (3 groups)
Revisit individual projects from a GEDSI mainstreaming perspective
Develop gender–responsive action and indicators