• Strengthening bilateral cooperation between Australia and Hindu Kush Himalaya countries

    On 17 April, Australia and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen bilateral water cooperation between Australia and countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. The MoU was signed at the ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu, […]

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  • Kamala Basin Stakeholder Workshop on Formulation of Basin Development Goals and Pathways, Janakpur, Nepal, 12-13 July 2018. Credit: Hemant Ojha, Ram Bastakoti, Antonia Gamboa Rocha and Mahesh Shrestha.

    Providing water policy advice to the Government of Nepal

    The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is supporting policy and legal aspects of basin planning in Nepal for a Kamala Basin Planning Initiative, building upon the work of the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP). The Kamala River Basin is situated in the eastern part of Nepal and supports agriculture-based livelihoods for about 600,000 people. The people […]

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  • Training of KUKL employees in Asset Management in Kathmandu

    Eleven staff from Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), which provides the water supply and sanitation system for Kathmandu Valley, recently completed a training course in asset management. Max Anderson, from M & S Anderson Engineering Support, provided the training on behalf of the Water Services Association of Australia, to help KUKL extend the service life […]

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  • Mahankal Chaur Water Treatment Plant, Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Water Operators Partnership initiated in Kathmandu, Nepal

    A work plan for a Water Operators Partnership has been developed following an inception mission to Nepal. Under the auspices of the ADB-AWP Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Grantley Butterfield (AWP), Graeme Bartle-Smith (Water Services Association of Australia) and Binit Rijal (Logan City Council) travelled to Nepal on an inception mission for the Water Operators Partnership […]

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