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HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal

In the Lohajar VDC of Saptari district, in Nepal’s floodplains, Gopal Khatiwada plays a key role in developing and implementing of local water use master plans or WUMPs, for short. WUMPs are five-year plans that use an integrated approach to

Basin Programme (KBP) and HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal have been involved in collaborative action research to develop Water Use Master Plans (WUMP) at VDC level in three selected districts of Nepal namely

In the floodplain Bakdhuwa village development committee of Saptari district, eastern Nepal, local communities often face challenges related to water and disaster management. Most of the communities there depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.

ICIMOD’s Koshi Basin Program and Helvetas started an initiative to develop Water Use Master Plans (WUMPS) in Sindhuli, Ratancharua and Baseshwor districts. WUMP promotes effective and equitable water management at local level.

The local community in Saptari, a district in the Terai region of Nepal, is elated with news that their local five-year water use master plan (WUMP) is being included in the district level development plan of the Government of Nepal.

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.

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.

Three districts in Nepal attempt to transform water management through water use master plans Villages in the Koshi River basin have to contend with a myriad issues around water management, including how it is distributed, how much is distributed,

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

was jointly organized by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and ICIMOD at Babarmahal, Kathmandu from 10–13 March 2015. More than 30 participants from the three WUMP piloting sites, i.e.,

12. Team
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ICIMOD is working to transform water management in the Koshi basin through inclusive water use master plans

Sanjeev Bhuchar

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Narendra Bajracharya

Communities in the Koshi Basin start developing local Water Use Master Plans

The first objective of the project is to revive drying springs by building a high level of understanding of localised spring hydrogeology; extensive mapping of all spring sources in the study areas; building a comprehensive understanding of the

A one-day workshop was held 22 September 2015 to increase the participation of women and marginalised groups in local-level water management in Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli, and Saptari districts of the Koshi Basin. Part of a joint initiative between

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.