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The Water Resources Coordination Division, National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) coordinated a meeting on September 27, 2022 to discuss on a) Groundwater assessment report for Gelephu, Sarpang Dzongkhag, b) Undertaking groundwater assessment for Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag, c) Add another site for groundwater assessment (CNR), and d) Discuss the way forward for surface water assessment. The above study is part of the “Comprehensive assessment of water resources including both quality and quantity”, coordinated and implemented by NECS with support from UNDP through NAP readiness project. Sarpang and Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhags were selected for groundwater assessment based on priority of the Water Flagship Program (WFP) and its findings will be utilized for the implementation of the WFP.
The meeting was attended by officials from the Department of Agriculture and Department of Forests and Park Services under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Department of Geology and Mines of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Department of Engineering Services of the Ministry of Works and Human Settlements, and National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology.