Integrated Watershed Management Activity (IWMA)
On February 15, 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a two-year associate cooperative agreement (February 2018 – February 2020) to Winrock International to implement the Integrated Watershed Management Activity (IWMA). The IWMA associate cooperative agreement is under the umbrella of the leader cooperative agreement of the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP), a five-year activity meant to promote water security and increase resilience to water security risks in basin, sub-basin, catchments, and communities.
IWMA focuses on the two watersheds of lower Karnali and Rangun Khola.
The project aims to improve water security, access and equity of water use through integration of USAID activities in Rangun Khola Watershed and Lower Karnali Watershed of Nepal and strategically use the results to inform programing around more effective water resource management. Winrock will formulate comprehensive integration plans and MEL plans for those watersheds through rigorous consultation with USAID partners to improve water security through better coordination and integration of USAID/Nepal’s Feed the Future, Environment and Resilience activities. Furthermore, the project will facilitate quarterly planning/review sessions organized to inform the creation of the integration and MEL plans for each watershed as well as provide a coordination platform for the implementation of the plan.
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