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River Basin and Cryosphere
17 January 2023 to
18 January 2023
The Hydropower Transboundary Working Group under the Koshi Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Hub (KDKH) is organising this training as a part of its regular activities. The training aims to familiarise the participants with the concept of resilience, vulnerability, and reliability of a water resources system; provide exposure to online resources/tools on climate data and climate risk assessment; and strengthen the capacity on the bottom-up approach for climate risk assessment in hydropower (or water-infrastructure) projects. This training will provide insights on the potential ways to address climate risks.
The training programme is a combination of lectures on theoretical concepts, demonstration through case studies, and hands-on exercises. This training will also introduce the Climate Resilience Guideline developed by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and the Sustainable Hydropower Guidelines developed for Nepal.
This training is supported by the Japan-World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries under the Dame Safety and Disaster Risk Management Project.
The KDKH is a platform led and driven by its members to foster transboundary collaboration on disaster risk reduction and explore the interlinkages between science, policy, and practice. Its vision is to contribute to a resilient Koshi Basin through better understanding and evidence-based decision making on transboundary water-related DRR.
KDKH is hosted by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), Nepal; the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA), India; and the Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), Chinese Academy of Sciences; with secretariat support from ICIMOD.
The Hydropower Transboundary Working Group is one of the eight transboundary working groups of the KDKH. The Hydropower Transboundary Working Group is one of the eight transboundary working groups of the KDKH. This group is led by the Centre for Water Resources Studies (CWRS) at the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University.
The Group focuses on assessing multi-hazard vulnerability and risk in hydropower; identifying potential ways of enhancing the resilience of hydropower to changing climate; enhancing collaboration in terms of research, publishing, advocacy; and dissemination to promote the concept of resilient hydropower. The group also organizes webinars, capacity building, and knowledge co-creation and sharing activities on a regular basis.
Facilitator: Neera Shrestha Pradhan, Koshi River Basins and Cryosphere, KDKH Secretariat, ICIMOD