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Springs are the primary source of water for many communities living in mid-hills of Nepal. Changes in social and economic activity as well as in rainfall patterns have led to drying up of springs resulting in additional pressure on agriculture.

Hydrogeological investigations in Dailekh involved the study of prioritized springs where detailed hydrogeological studies and spring monitoring was carried out.

a data monitoring system in Dailekh for measuring daily rainfall and by monthly discharge from 24 selected springs. This included installing a rain gauge for measuring daily rainfall, and training local staff in measuring

The main objective of the ToT was to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills regarding improved approaches to springwater management, and to enable them to implement springshed management approaches themselves.

committees (VDCs) in Dailekh where Water User Master Plans (WUMPs) were implemented by HELVETAS. They identified Baleshwor Water Tower in Paduka VDC for detailed

Key Informant Interviews (KII) were conducted in each selected spring followed by focused group discussions in each ward in Dailekh’s Dullu VDC. Socioeconomic information was also collected from all water users fetching water from these springs.

As part of its Ganges Focal Region project, the CGIAR research programme on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) funded a two-year project titled ‘Reviving springs and providing access to solar powered irrigation pumps (SPIP) through community-based

Events

Reviving springs and providing access to solar powered irrigation pumps (SPIP)

recharge interventions in Dailekh 13 Jun 2016 - 18 Jun 2016 Celebrating the World Environment Day 2016 05 Jun 2016 Healthy Mountains, Healthy Planet: A Hindu Kush Himalayan Partnership for Sustainable Mountain Development 24 May 2016

recharge interventions in Dailekh 13 Jun 2016 - 18 Jun 2016 Celebrating the World Environment Day 2016 05 Jun 2016 Healthy Mountains, Healthy Planet: A Hindu Kush Himalayan Partnership for Sustainable Mountain Development 24 May 2016

The main objective of the ToT was to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills regarding improved approaches to springwater management, and to enable them to implement springshed management approaches themselves.

Local community leaders from village development committees (VDCs) gathered 2 Decem-ber 2015 in Bhakunde Besi, Kavre for a one day workshop on upscaling the findings of par-ticipatory action research on springs and ponds...

Treadle pump

A multiple-use water system

Water is a primary life-giving resource, and its availability is an essential component in socioeconomic development and poverty reduction. The Himalayas are the source of countless perennial rivers, but paradoxically substantial number of mountain

Officials from Dapcha Kashikhanda Municipality in Kavre District have integrated the construction of recharge ponds into next year’s ward and VDC plans as a result of research conducted by the Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF), a partner

HI-AWARE researchers from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), The Mountain Institute-India and local organisations recently visited Santook Mirik on the outskirts of Kalimpong in the Teesta Basin in India to take

ICIMOD in association with The Mountain Institute, India and Rural Management and Development Department (Dhara Vikas Programme) Govt. of Sikkim – India and Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWDAM)...

Springs are the primary source of water for many communities living in mid-hills of Nepal. Changes in social and economic activity as well as in rainfall patterns have led to drying up of springs resulting in additional pressure on agriculture.