Wangchhu Basin Committee Meeting and Training on Water Security Index System

The Water Resources Coordination Division conducted the Wangchhu Basin Committee (WBC) meeting on July 23, 2019. During the meeting, the WBC members which comprise of the Dasho Dzongdas, Thrizins and Environment Officers of Chukha, Haa, Paro and Thimphu, and Dasho Thrompon and Environment Officer of Thimphu Thromde were informed on the progress achieved and the activities planned by the WBC Secretariat. The 2ndPerformance Assessment and Benchmarking (PAB) exercise for WBC was also undertaken.Following the WBC meeting, a training on application of Wangchhu Water Security Index (WWSI) System, GIS and Hydro-modeling was conducted from July 24-26, 2019 for the Dzongkhag Coordination Committees which comprise of the Environment, Planning and Statistical Officers of Chukha, Dagana, Haa, Paro, Thimphu and Thimphu Thromde. During the training, the participants were briefed on the Wangchhu Water Security Index system and its components. Participants were also introduced on the GIS and hydro-modeling application.  The final Water Users Association guidelines was also presented as it will be piloted in the WBC Dzongkhags in the upcoming months. Entry of the 2018 WWSI data collected by the Dzongkhags and Thromde was undertaken based on which the report will be produced.

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