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Water Resources

Officials mull special contract to bring Melamchi water to Valley by mid-April

Officials have vowed to complete the remaining work of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) by awarding a new contract through a fast-track process. The decision to award the contract will be made through a cabinet decision as a special arrangement allowed by the Public Procurement Act. Talking to Republica,…

‘Italian company pledges to resume Melamchi project’

The Italian contractor company undertaking civil works of Melamchi Water Supply Project has pledged to return to work after a week.  In a letter sent to the Ministry of Water Supply, the Italian company CMC di Ravenna has said that its staff will return to work after celebrating the New…

PM asks officials to continue project works with priority

Prime Minister KP Oli has instructed Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar and concerned officials of Melamchi Water Supply Project to continue with the project works to finish it by the stipulated deadline, unperturbed by the latest developments. After talking with minister Magar, secretary at the ministry Gajendra Thakur, and…

Can India and Pakistan cooperate on water?

In 2010 an organisation I was working with held a conference on water issues. The rhetoric on the Indus was being tapped by militant organisations, and it was in the interest of both India and Pakistan to encourage some dialogue on the issues involved before it became unmanageable. One scene…

Govt probe faults Sikta project design, silent on contractor

The dispersiveness of soil due to rainwater was not tested while preparing the Sikta Irrigation Project's Detailed Project Report, according to a government report prepared after a two-month-long study into the multiple damages caused to the project. This 'new' problem had never been witnessed in other irrigation projects in the…

ADB Support Urban Water and Sanitation for 20 Municipalities

Kathmandu— The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $130 million to improve access to community-managed water supply and sanitation in 20 urban municipalities of Nepal. “Unmanaged rapid urban growth and lack of improved water supply and sanitation have led to environmental degradation,…

Who’s in charge of Darawat dam?

THE ongoing debate on the construction of dams makes the issue of Darawat dam ever more relevant. The Sindh government’s inability to get administrative control from Wapda four years after the project’s completion is a disturbing turn of events. The dam is located in Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali…

Why we need a new perspective on rivers

People have tended to see rivers merely as cubic metres of water to be dammed and diverted, but rivers need to be understood as the complex ecosystems they are – possibly the most important ecosystems for life on land. In spite of a growing awareness that a narrow engineering approach…

Indian government should not use water crisis to justify river linking

As the recent report from government think NITI Aayog suggests, India is facing a serious water crisis. By 2030, the country’s water demand is predicted to be double its available supply. Nearly 200,000 people in India die every year due to lack of access to clean water, and the situation is rapidly getting worse.…

Transboundary EIAs could reduce conflict over river projects

In the Mekong river basin, massive infrastructure projects – dams, road, high-speed rail and ports – are under construction. While these projects will improve connectivity between countries, harmful environmental impacts need to be minimised. National level environmental impacts assessments that ignore cross border impacts are likely to create conflict between countries,…