The HUC Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Water (Water Group) was established at the Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) Annual Meeting in Chengdu in November 2017. During the first TWG meeting in New Delhi, India, in January 2018, several actionable points were finalized. This meeting will be held to formulate an implementation plan for those points. It aims to:
- Develop a strategy paper on actionable points for the Water Group
- Generate consensus among partner universities on key details of the operational framework of the WG – for example, governance, policy, roles and responsibilities, and joint action
- Gather ideas for financial sustainability of the WG and short-term activities.
The HUC is an initiative under ICIMOD’s regional programme on Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN) that has a mandate to develop an effective, sustainable network of universities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), in collaboration with academic, research- and knowledge-generating and exchange institutions inside and outside the HKH.