“Back in 1991, as a fresh Ph.D. holder in Environmental Biology from the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India, I never had a dearth of opportunities to work as a scientist. However, I was keen to use my skills and knowledge for practical applications for betterment of community. With this idea, I started my career as a Woman Programme Manager for watershed management with a Non-Government Organization (NGO) at Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India.” Dr Veena Khanduri, Executive Secretary-cum-Country Coordinator of India Water Partnership (GWP India) shares the story of her career journey in celebration of International Women's Day (IWD2020).
A workshop to kick-off the project, proposing a Master Plan for Integrated Trijuga River Improvement and Basin Development based on Principles on Investment and Financing for Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction will be held on Thursday, 13 February 2020 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The session on “From Source to Delta: Collaboration with urban and agricultural stakeholders” was held on 4 December 2019 from 10.30-12 noon at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.
A session on Delta Knowledge Hub: Innovative Platform for South-South Knowledge Exchange was held on 30 October from 14:30-16:00 hrs at La Vita Auditorium at the Dhaka Water Knowledge Days held from 27 to 31 October 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Dr Khondaker Azharul Haq represented GWP South Asia at the Side Event 7 on Powerful Alliance: Multi-stakeholders Platform (MSP) contributions on food and water security processes in Asia held on 3 September at the 3rd World Irrigation Forum (WIF), in Bali, Indonesia.
GWP launched its new Strategy, "Mobilising for a Water Secure World", at a panel discussion on “Re-orienting the water education to address the water related challenges” held on 25 September, during the 6th India Water Week - 2019.
GWP Pakistan in collaboration of Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) organised a training on preparation of master plans for water storage and hydropower development in Pakistan on 6 August 2019 at WAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan.
On 11 September 2019, GWP, together with the World Bank and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), launched a new working paper: “Framework for the Assessment of Benefits of Action/Cost of Inaction (BACI) for Drought Preparedness.” The launch took place on the Drought Preparedness Day at the 14th UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP14), held in New Delhi, India.