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Water Resources

Mahakali women find their voices

“Cackling hens.” Till very recently, the women of far western Nepal were so used to this derisive comment whenever they opened their mouths that they never did. But there is a change in the mountain air. Women living along the transboundary Mahakali River that marks the western border of Nepal…

Big projects required to get water conservation compliance

Development projects are required to get certification of compliance with water resources conservation criteria as per the 'Water Resources Policy' before it proceeds with the construction of the project. The proposed policy draft has set criteria for the maintenance of water resources and greenery when the construction of road and…

Thirsty Kathmandu waits for water that never arrives

Kathmandu- In May of this year the residents of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu formally established a forum and staged a protest in demanding drinking water supply to their taps. Named as Valley Drinking Water Victims’ Struggle Committee, its Facebook page has already gathered 3000 followers. Nepal is one of the least urbanised countries…

Kashmir’s famous Dal Lake suffers during political uncertainty

Jammu & Kashmir’s second largest lake is on the verge of extinction. Different governments of the erstwhile state pumped millions of rupees to protect it but had failed to restore it to its former glory. The locals believe the funds were misused by the authorities and that the lake has…

Thirsty Thimphu in water rich Bhutan

There is water, water everywhere in Bhutan, but lack of access to clean water remains one of the most pressing issues in the capital city of Thimphu. According to the National Environment Commission’s (NEC) 2018 Water Security Index, 77.5% of urban households in the Thimphu region have potable water supply.…

Construction of Rohini Irrigation Project sluggish

BHAIRAHAWA: The work of Rohini Irrigation Project, which is under construction at Rohini River lying between Devdaha Municipality-2 and Tilottama Municipality- 10 in Rupandehi district, is not picking up the expected pace. Lumbini Arghakhanchi Babul JV, which was awarded the contract to complete construction works in three years, indicates that…

Bheri-Babai project to issue 49pc shares to public

Kathmandu, The federal government has initiated the process of establishing a company for the electricity generated from the Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project, a national pride project. Under the ‘People’s Hydropower Scheme’, the company will be set up with the participation of local, provincial and federal governments and the general public.…

River diversion plan tests Nepal’s federal Constitution

When anyone utters ‘Kali Gandaki’ around Malunga Bazaar in the Syangja district of western Nepal, the entire settlement is drawn in. Men in their twenties rush to the person uttering the words; busy shopkeepers ask assistants to take over so they can attend to the discussion on Kali Gandaki. The…

Sinohydro promises to complete Melamchi tunnel within a year

KATHMANDU: After several months of indecision and uncertainty, the government on Sunday signed an agreement with Chinese contractor Sinohydro Corporation Limited to complete the remaining construction work of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP). Sinohydro, which is the fourth company selected for completing the remaining tunnel work of the project,…

A barrage to save, or doom, the Indus delta

With the Indus delta in Pakistan’s Sindh province fast drying up, a doomsday scenario looms for communities dependent on it for survival. Drinking water is already scarce for villages in the active delta and reductions in sediment deposits have allowed for greater sea intrusion. Not only is the parched delta adversely…