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    Workshop: Solving Water Related Problems through Negotiated Approach

    On 21st September 2017, JJS organized Negotiated Approach Workshop on “Solving Water Related Problems through Negotiated Approach” at CSS Ava Center, Khulna. In the workshop the villagers from Hogladanga village (Nivanon Roy and Birupoma Roy) presented their village level water management plan and discussed about the three major water related problems of Hogladanga village (Access to safe drinking water, water drainage problem and KCC waste dumping). Amin Ul Ahsan, Deputy Commissioner Khulna was present as chief guest in the workshop. Dr. Dilip Kumar Dutta, Professorof Khulna University (KU);SM Habib, President of Khulna Press Club; Md Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Deputy Managing Director of KWASA; Md. Abdul Latif, Deputy Director of DAE were present as  special guests in the workshop.ATM Zakir Hossain, Executive Director, JJS facilitated the Negotiated Approach Workshop and provided a brief presentation about the so far findings of the project from the study area.Md. Tasaduzzaman, Education Officer of KCC; Md. Kamruzzaman, Senior Chemist of DoE; Md. Azizur Rahman, Sr. Field Quality Control Engineer of Blue Gold; Mahfuzur Rahman Mukul, Executive Director of BELA and villagers from Hogladanga and Matumdanga were also present there and provided their opinions on safe water management in Peri-urban Khulna. Deputy Commissioner praised Negotiated Approach in Water Management and emphasized participatory small scale water management plan. He committed more allocation for proper management and coordination of ground water especially in peri-urban areas. KCC already selected two new sites for landfilling and DoE suggested for monthlywater quality monitoring of MayurRiver.Dr. Dilip Kumar Dutta suggested that MayurRivercan be used as water reservoir for fulfilling the water demand of the community. At the end of the meeting authorities and experts praised negotiated approach for small scale water management planning.