Global Water Partnership - GWP

Building capacity in Hindon River Basin

GWP India has been committed to working in the Hindon River Basin to strengthen the management of the resource. The first user needs assessment workshop to pilot the Hindon River dashboard was organised by GWP India in July 2021, in collaboration with Tree Craze Foundation, National Mission for Clean Ganga, and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan volunteers.

GWP India assisted in the development of the dashboard, which includes detailed situation reports on each district including pollution and ground water quality, story maps to raise awareness on river rejuvenation, and details of how human interventions have affected river health.

The workshop was attended by district project officers representing 29 districts and four project assistants who are working across 2,366 villages in the Ganges Basin.

Rural communities provided with water infrastructure

GWP Bhutan, in partnership with the Bhutan Foundation, has tailored water solutions to the specific needs of two rural communities.

Through a local contractor, GWP Bhutan implemented a water supply project by renovating and providing new pipelines from the source to the delivery point, repairing and installing connections, and ensuring that washing and bathing facilities had a continuous supply of water. This was for the Pema Chopheling nunnery in Kikhar, Zhemgang, which cares for the elderly, disabled, and orphans. The project included training for the community in management of the water infrastructure and WASH-related activities.

In Chubjakha Village, Hungrel Gewog, Paro District, GWP Bhutan installed rainwater harvesting infrastructure in 10 houses, with technical assistance from the local and district administration, and particular support from the local women’s group. Villagers were also trained on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related activities and handed the management of the facilities.