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Workshop on ‘Water Availability and Access in Mountain Areas of the Teesta Basin’
26 November 2015 - 26 November 2015, at Gangtok, Sikkim
Contact Person: Navarun Varma
Type: Workshop

Background

The workshop under Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HIAWARE) Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins for Improving Livelihoods on 26th November, 2015 will focus on ‘Water Availability and Access in mountain areas of Teesta Basin’. The workshop aims to understand the issue from different worldviews, identify response actions and their challenges and opportunities for implementation and create an environment for shared understanding across stakeholders. The workshop will have 3 sessions-

  • Session 1 will introduce the issue as understood from scientific and policy perspective,
  • Session 2 will have break-away groups to reveal the problematization (construction of problem tree) within different stakeholder groups and also identify response actions and their desired outcomes. This will have a plenary for deliberations across stakeholder groups
  • Session 3 will resume the break-away groups wherein the stakeholders will identify actors, power relationships and goals (network mapping) towards influencing the identified options of session 2. This will have a plenary for deliberations across stakeholder groups

A draft agenda and detailed step wise methodology of the group exercise can be found in Annexure 1 and 2 respectively.