Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership
The high increase rates of population in the developing world and climate change has produced more stress on the water resources affecting the environment adversely. A concern has been raised to formulate climate resilient policies for sustainable development. The need of the hour is to focus on securing the future by working in tandem with the present. Around the world, rigorous human activity and natural forces have affected the water resources largely. Despite rising awareness among the masses, there is still a gap between practicality and theoretical knowledge imparted to them. Moreover, despite warning from the experts, there is lack of coordination between scientific knowledge and best practices suited for water resources and environmental management. Climate change and the difference in the natural availability of water also posses a hurdle to a sustainable development of the resources. Keeping in mind the challenges posed to the country at large for water, environment and climate change, the theme has been zeroed down to- “Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership.”
Dissemination of Faecal Sludge Management on National Level
SOPHEN and TSTWSSSP had jointly organized a National Workshop on "Faecal Sludge Management Institutional and Regulatory Framework at National Level" on 6th September, 2018. The workshop was inaugurated by Hon. Minister of Forest and Environment, Mr Shakti B. Basnet. The program was participated by Hon. MPs, Dr B. N .Lohani, Former Minister, Er. Ganesh Shah, DG of DWSS, DOE, DUDBC, NPC, DoEnv., Former member Dr Sunil Babu Shrestha and MUAN Persident, Mr. Ashok Byanju. Mayors from selected municipalities of all province were invited on the workshop. In the mean time, "Proceedings" of International Conference on "Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership" was also launched. The workshop brought together more than 110 engineers, professionals, academicians and experts from various sectors under one roof for the rigorous and relevant discussion on Faecal Sludge Management as a part of sanitation in all levels of Federal Structure of Nepal.