Regional High-level Meeting on Rainwater Harvesting, Kathmandu, Nepal, 27–29 May 2009

May 12, 2009 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

The Government of Nepal, through the Minister of Physical Planning and Works, will host a Regional High-level Meeting on Rain Water Harvesting from May 27-29, 2009. The Meeting is in follow-up to a similar meeting in Kandy, Sri Lanka in September 2006 held by the Government of Sri Lanka with Ministerial participation from India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Objective

The overall objective of the Meeting is to benefit from sharing knowledge, expertise and experiences among each country in the region. Field experiences and research results on technical, social, ecological and economic aspects of RWH will be shared and the potential of using rain water for drinking, ground water recharge and for other domestic applications will further explored. Current policies and guidelines adopted in the regional countries will also be reviewed for their effectiveness.

Language: English only.

Participants:  Ministers or high-level officials of  SAARC countries along with subject experts.  The total number of participants is estimated to be around 150 including around 20% foreign delegates.

Contact:  Mr. Suman Prasad Sharma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Works (MPPW) and Coordinator of Organizing Committee. Phone: (+977) 1 4211651; Fax: (+977) 1 4211720 Surya Kadel, Member Secretary, Mobile: (+977) 9841294600 Email: rainwaternepal [at] gmail.com

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Entry filed under: Archived Events 2009, Nepal, Policies & legislation, Water resources management, Water supply. Tags: .

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