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The Water Resources Coordination Division is conducting a training workshop on Unit VII: Fish ecological aspects of E-flow, and Unit IX: Social, Economic and cultural aspects of E-flow from August 22-27, 2022 in Thimphu, as a part of the project titled ‘Study on Minimum Environmental (E) Flow for Hydropower Projects in Bhutan- Final Phase’. Of the nine units under the draft E-flow module, so far we have successfully completed Unit I, Unit II, Unit III, Unit IV and some portions of Unit V, Unit VI and VIII.
The training workshop on unit VII will enable the participants to understand the principles of fish habitat, importance of flow for habitat and fish, and fish migrations while unit IX will provide holistic understanding of human-river interactions based on the ecosystem services approach, and understand how changing flows affect communities.
The workshop is being attended by officials from Department of Livestock, Department of Hydropower and Power Systems, Bhutan Electricity Authority, Druk Green Power Corporation Limited, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research, Sherubtse College, and National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS).
The project is coordinated and implemented by the NECS in collaboration with key stakeholders and is funded by the Austrian Development Agency.