The first National Water Symposium was held from 10-12 May 2017 in Thimphu. The symposium was organized by the National Environment Commission Secretariat in collaboration with Ugyen Wangchuk Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research. Hon’ble Prime Minister graced the opening of the National Water Symposium.
The objective of the symposium was to:
- Bring together water resources professionals and agencies with water resources mandates for proper coordination and efficient management
- Stock take information of the state of knowledge on water resources in Bhutan
- Identify priority areas of cooperation for water resources management and development in the 12th FYP
- Determine research areas for sustainable water resources management
The symposium was able to bring together all key stakeholders including private individuals involved in water management.
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