The Water Resources Coordination Division conducted a two-day hands-on training from February 27-28, 2019 on the Wangchhu Water Security Index (WWSI) database system. The WWSI database system is a tool for assessing the current water security scenario of the Wangchhu Basin in terms of five key dimensions, namely: rural water security, economic water security, urban water security, environmental water security, and disaster and climate change resilience.
The participants for this training were the Dzongkhag Environment Officers, Planning Officers and Statistical Officers (collectively known as the Dzongkhag Coordination Committee – DCC) of Chukha, Dagana, Haa, Paro, Thimphu and Thimphu Thromde – the administrations that fall within the Wangchhu Basin. Additional officials from the National Statistical Bureau and the National Environment Commission also participated in this workshop.
On day 1, the participants were trained on utilizing the WWSI system administration, user interface and data entry. The officials then applied this training to finalize the WWSI data that has been collected over the last few months by the DCC members.
On day 2, the WWSI 2018 report outline and content was produced based on the data entered on day 1 and discussion on the institutionalization of the report was also undertaken. In the afternoon session, the guidelines for formalization and registration of Water Users’ Association was also presented and discussed.
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