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4th National Symposium on Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Management of Groundwater Resources of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal 22 March,

Date: 19 March 2013 Mr. Subash Duwadi President Center For Climate Change Study Nepal

Dear Sir, We cordially invite you for the 4th National Symposium on "Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Management of Groundwater Resources of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal" to commemorate the Nepal National Water Week (NNWW), 2013 on the occasion of World Water Day. This year UN-Water has dedicated World Water Day 2013 to the theme 'International Year of Water Cooperation'. With this invitation, we also once again request you to make your paper presentation that has been accepted by the Scientific Committee of the Symposium. The symposium has the objective to share and be familiar with research activities on groundwater in Kathmandu Valley, promote research work and its utilization for management of groundwater and to enhance networking, collaborations and cooperation for sustainable management of groundwater. We believe your active participation in the symposium will help contribute to the objectives of the symposium. Thank you very much.


Dr. Rabin Malla Organizing Committee

(Please kindly find the tentative program schedule along with this invitation)

Tentative Program Schedule Date: 22 March 2013 Venue: Hotel Himalaya, Kupondole Registration: 8:45-9:00 9:10-9:20 9: 20-9:40 Welcome address Keynote speech OPENING SESSION Dr. Suman K. Shakya, Executive Director, ENPHO Er. Hari Prasad Dhakal, Former Executive Director, Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Management Board (KVWSMB) Er. Kishore Thapa, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) Dr. Rabin Malla, CREEW Mr. Bishwa Prakash Pandit, Secretary, Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS) Tea Break (10:10-10:25) SESSION I: Groundwater policy, use and management (12min for presentation and 3min for discussion) Chair: Er. Gautamraj Karnikar Rapporteurs: Dhurba Raj Pandey, Binay Sa Kanu 10:25-10:40 Ground water management in Kathmandu Kathmandu Valley Water Supply valley Management Board (KVWSMB) 10:40-10:55 Evolution of groundwater markets in Robert Dongol, Nepal Engineering Kathmandu Valley: an analysis of market College, Balkhu mechanisms 10:55-11:10 Rain water for aquifer recharge: the RC Yala Pramod Pradhan, Asian Institute of experience Technology and Management (AITM) SESSION II: Groundwater quantity (12min for presentation and 3min for discussion) Chair: Prof. Dr. Narendra Man Shakya Rapporteurs: Aradhana Deouja, Nicky Shrestha 11:10-11:25 The shallow groundwater system in Asso. Prof. Suresh Das Shrestha, Kathmandu valley - its potential as a Central Dept. of Geology, TU sustainable solution to address the water problems

9:40-9:50 9:50-10:00 10:00-10:10

Remark by Chief Guest Vote of thanks Session close with concluding remarks by Chairperson


Groundwater modeling using a fully Pallav Kumar Shrestha, Institute of distributed, physically based, surface- Engineering, TU, Pulchok subsurface integrated model 11:40-11:55 Groundwater extraction: implications on local Anushiya Shrestha, Nepal water security of peri-urban Kathmandu Engineering College, Balkhu Break (11:55-12:05) SESSION III: Groundwater quality (12min for presentation and 3min for discussion) Chair: Dr. Dhundi Raj Pathak Rapporteurs: Maneesha Shakya, Dhurba Raj Pandey 12:05-12:20 A study on the composition of sewage Pramina Nakarmi, Environment discharged into rivers of Kathmandu Valley and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) 12:20-12:35 Analysis of water quality parameter from A. Pyakurel, Golden Gate different sources within Bhaktapur International College (TU Municipality, Nepal affiliated) 12:35-12:50 Heavy metal distribution in deep groundwater Dr. Suman Man Shrestha, Central resources of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal Dept. of Env. Sc. (CDES), TU Lunch (12:50-01:40) SESSION IV: Stakeholder discussion on groundwater/water supply in KTM valley Panelist: Asso. Prof. Suresh Das Shrestha, Prof. Ashutosh Shukla, Er. Tilak Mohan Bhandari, Er. Shambhu Raj Khanal Moderator: Dr. Vishnu Prasad Pandey Rapporteurs: Aradhana Deouja, Dhurba Raj Pandey, Binay Sa Kanu 01:40-01:55 Problems and issues of groundwater in some Dr. Rabin Malla, CREEW Asian and developed countries 01:55-02:30 Discussion agendas: (1) Existing groundwater management problems/issues (2) Future plans/strategies/activities for water supply and management CLOSING SESSION 02:30-02:35 Mr. Sudarshan Rajbhandari (SEN) Session close with remarks