Research Funding: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Faculty Researcher: Dr Sara Nowreen, Ms Binata Roy, Dr Ahmed Ishtiaque Amin Chowdhury
Collaboration: Lead: Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET; Affiliate: Sikkim University, India
Duration: August, 2018 - November, 2019
This SDC-HUC focus research project is funded by ICIMOD for 1.5 years (2018-2019) with IWFM as the lead partner in collaboration with Sikkim University, India. The overall objective of the project is to generate and disseminate knowledge on water security in hard to reach mountainous areas with an environmental security framework. The specific objectives are: i. Diagnose the community water security using four interrelated concepts that are availability, access, utility, and stability of water resources. ii. Develop conceptual basis of recharge process at the local scale and find out best short term and long term measures for the sustainable water security in the study area based on site observations, hydrogeological parameter analysis, and participatory social science research. iii. Knowledge and experience sharing of the local scale concept/learning with Sikkim, India and beyond explicitly accounting water security issues of the upland community.