Nepal River Conservation Trust


National River Summit 2017

16-19 March, 2017, Fishling, Trisuli, Gorkha Nepal

Managing Rivers for Life!

Nepal River Conservation Trust (NRCT) is organizing 4 days National River Summit 2017 jointly with Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University (CDES-TU), Institute for Social and Environmental Transition – Nepal (ISET-N) and Youth Alliance for Environment (YAE) and collaborating with Aquatic Ecology Center, Kathmandu University (AES-KU). This is a continuation of the 1st National River Summit, held on 20-23 September 2014 at Sunkoshi beach camp Sindhupalchwok, Nepal.

Why the Second National River Summit

To act as a common platform for researchers, engineers, scientists, academicians, government officials and students on the issues of rivers. All stakeholders will share their state-of-the-art research and development work in the water and other fields related to water. The summit will feature a diverse mixture of interactive forums, technical sessions of high quality cutting-edge research articles; insightful key note speeches; panel discussion from domain experts, direct discussions with river community, farmers and students and the case studies, posters presentations on emerging ideas. The idea behind the summit is to create a conversation that leads to a legal basis for bringing all the various interests on rivers together so that we can conserve and manage them for both short term as well as long-term benefits.

Summit Details

Date: 16-19 March 2017

Venue: 16th March – Kathmandu

            17th – 19th March – Fishling, Trisuli, Gorkha, Nepal


The following are the objectives for the 2nd National River Summit 2017.

  1. To foster dialogue on rivers as continuation of the first river summit.
  2. To bring together stakeholders, both local and global expertise, to share knowledge, information, opportunities and threats to Nepal’s rivers.
  3. To provide framework and strategies for ecosystem revival, biodiversity conservation and restoration.
  4. To identify gaps in, knowledge and understanding of rivers and propose a strategy to fill the gaps.
  5. To create a forum for regular multi stakeholder discussions, ensure communication and raise public awareness for river conservation.

Thematic Areas (Based on Nepal's River)

  1. Conservation and Management
  2. Sustainable use for development
  3. Quality Monitoring and Assessment
  4. Guidelines, Policy and Legislations
  5. Trade and Services
  6. Hydrology
  7. Restoration and Rehabilitation
  8. Pollution and Degradation


For Registration please click: or you can directly come to the Youth Alliance for Environment’s office for registration.

Participants Registration Deadline

1st February to 1st March 2017

Registration Fee for 3 Days (Tented Camp with Rafting)

Corporate/Organizations:                                 Rs. 9000

Individual/Participants/Students:                      Rs. 4500

Scholarship for the Students

Scholarship to participate the summit will be given to 15 students from Colleges and Universities of Science faculties, but they need to send the motivational letter not more than 500 words for why they want to join this summit?

Scholarship Application deadline: 1st – 15th February 2017

For Application please click here:


Participants are request to collect your cash receipt from the secretariat upon the registration time. Participants also make a payment through bank and send us scan copy of bank deposit slip within deadline for verification to the

Bank Account Detail

            Account Name: Nepal River Conservation Trust

            Account Type: Current

            Account No.: 01400105200404

            Name of the Bank: Everest Bank Limited

Targeted Participants

  1. Policy makers (MPs)
  2. Officials
  3. Lawyers
  4. Research Scholar
  5. Presenters
  6. Trade and Services
  7. NGO/CBOs
  8. Media
  9. Students/Individuals
  10. Others                     

Contact Details


Nepal River Conservation Trust (NRCT)

Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Email:, Website:

Contact Person: Sanu Maharjan, Conference Secretary,

                 , 9851202669 (10 am – 5 pm)


Youth Alliance for Environment (YAE)

Baluwatar, Garidhara, Kathmandu, Nepal

Office Phone No.: 014432814,