National conference on rainwater harvesting to kick off on Sunday


March 18, 2023


National conference on rainwater harvesting to kick off on Sunday

Rainwater Harvesting Tank (Photo: KanchanNepal/KN)

KATHMANDU: A national conference with the theme of ‘Rainwater harvesting for conserving water and addressing the impacts of climate change’ is taking place in Kathmandu on March 19-20.

The two-day conference will be co-organized on the occasion of the World Water Day by the SmartWash Solutions and the WaterAid Nepal in coordination with the Ministry of Water Supply and collaboration with various organizations.

All preparations have been over for the conference, said the organizing committee at a press conference here on Saturday.

The conference aims to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of rainwater harvesting, and reduce the impacts of climate change and water crisis, said the Solutions’ Chair Ramdip Sah, who also leads the organizing committee.

Creating awareness about the importance of water, advocating for an appropriate related policy, and providing water-related knowledge and appropriate new technology are the agenda on the table, he said.
For this, an organizing committee under the chairperson of Sah comprising representatives of the organizers and supporting organizations has been formed.

Similarly, a technical committee led by former Vice-Chancellor of the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology Sunil Babu Shrestha has also been constituted.

16 working papers will be presented by thematic experts on the occasion.