Fifth Regional Research Workshop on water begins

The Guest of Honour Lyonpo Dr. Pema Gyamtsho3 May 2010 – The fifth regional research workshop on "Globalization of Governance: Implications for Management of Water in South Asia" opened today at Taj Tashi, Thimphu, Bhutan. In his keynote address, His Excellency Lyonpo Dr. Pema Gyamtsho, who graced the opening event as the Guest of Honour said that it is more timely and relevant to conduct such such regional conference on water related issues.

He said that the the water is the most urgent and important emerging issues, specially in the South Asia region.

The Executive Director of the RSPN, Dr. Lam Dorji welcomed the international participants and presenters and informed that RSPN is honoured to host such important regional conference with support from SaciWATERs, India.

The Executive DIrector of SaciWATERs said that they found more appropriate to collaborate with new partners in Bhutan for a wider coverage in the region on the emerging water management issues. He said that the SaciWaters were priveleged to conduct 5th research workshop in Bhutan which have exemplary environment conservation polices.

During the workshop, the presenters from the regional countries will present their research papers on the theme and discuss findings which are more relevant and pertinent to the lives of the people of the region.

Participants of the Workshop
Participants of the Workshop

The workshop is attended by around seventy participants from various stakeholder in Bhutan including participants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The workshop will end on 5th May 2010 followed by 3-days capacity building training workshop on water.

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