Spring Protection

Mainstreaming Spring Revival in the Hindu Kush Himalayas:
Policy Dialogue and Product Dissemination Program 

As a part of the project “Mainstreaming Spring Revival (MSR) in the Hindu Kush Himalaya”, a program on “Policy Dialogue and Product Dissemination” was conducted at Indreni Suites Hotel, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu on December 23, 2021. This program is the second pani satsung with parliamentarians organized by Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF) in association with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) with the coordination of the Agriculture, Co-operative, and Natural Resources Committee. The objective of the program was to to disseminate policypapers, status paper, audiovisual assets and research findings that we have prepared and discuss on the topic.The program was successful to gather 55 participants where the main participants were parliamentarians from Agriculture, Co-operative and Natural Resources Committee, mayors, former ministers,former parliamentarians, academicians, experts, social activists, water user committee, and mediapersons.  

TRAINING PROGRAM ON MAINSTREAMING POLICY ON SPRING REVIVAL

The three days (1, 2, and 3 December 2021) training program on “Mainstreaming Spring Revival (MSR) in the Hindu Kush Himalaya”, was conducted at Bhakundebensi, Namobuddha Municipality Kavrepalanchok. The program was organized by Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF) in association with International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). There were 39 participants in the training with tha participation of Mayor, ward chairs, ward women members, environmental officers, engineers, social activists, water user committee, and media persons.  People from five municipalities i.e., Namobuddha Municipality and Mandandeupur Municipality Kavrepalanchok, Chhathar Jorpati Rural Municipality, and Dhankuta Municipality, Dhankuta, and Bidur Municipality Nuwakot participated in the training. The objective of the training was to 

pani satsung on

mainstraming spring revival: POLICY DIALOGue with local government leaders

Online Platform: Zoom

Organizers: Nepal WateConservation Foundation (NWCF) in partnership with International Centre for IntegratedMountain Development (ICIMOD).

A Policy Dialogue (Pani Satsung) was conductedon october 16, 2020 on Policy Dialogue on Mainstreaming Spring Revival jointly with ICIMOD. Different level stakeholders federal, provincial including local government representatives, civil societies (NGOs/INGOs working in watershed conservation), academia, media, individuals, experts/researchers, institutions working in the water, forest, climate change, nature conservation etc. participated in the program organized virtually. The major objectives of the program are to: 

  • Share problems of drying of springs and their impacts on human life including the livelihood, also on biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Present stories, experiences and good practices among the local decision makers and stakeholders, and
  • Explore potential ways and benefits of mainstreaming spring revival in national as well as local policies and practices.

 Stories of the spring status was shared by local peoples during the program which is shown in the video. 

A video on spring drying up: