Thematic Areas

  • Sustainable Infrastructure

    Sustainable Infrastructure

    Sustainable infrastructure refers to the designing, building, and operating of these struc...

  • River Basin Planning Governance

    River Basin Planning Governance

    A river basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a river...

  • Climate Resilience

    Climate Resilience

    Climate resilience is the ability to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to hazardous eve...

  • Freshwater Biodiversity

    Freshwater Biodiversity

    Nepal is globally important in terms of freshwater biodiversity with almost 1 million hect...

  • Environmental Hazards DRR

    Environmental Hazards DRR

    Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) aims to reduce the damage caused by natural hazards like ear...

  • Sustainable Climate Smart Energy

    Sustainable Climate Smart Energy

    Sustainable energy can be defined as a form of energy that can be utilized again and again...

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  • Pictorial Guide for Water Quality Assesment

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    Watershed Health Report

    This watershed health report is one of several being written for water

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    Watershed Profiles

    This profile provides critical baseline information for local governme


    Technical Reports

    This document summarizes our fish inventory and assessment to catalogu

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Dancing With The River

Dancing With The River

The Ghaghara flows into the Ganga downstream in Bihar in one of the most flood-prone regions and most densely-populated regions of the world. Floods in the Ganga basin between 2000 and 2014 affected about 93 million people. According to a 2018 report from the International Water Management Institute, there were 326 extreme flood events in the Ganga basin between 1980 to 2015 resulting in 67,000 casualties. Of these 212 floods were in India, 74 in Bangladesh and 40 in Nepal. China accounts for 4% of the basin, but there is almost no information about floods there.

Ramesh Bhusal
 Climate Denial In The Himalaya

Climate Denial In The Himalaya

Infrastructure projects underway in China, Nepal and India ignore the potential impact of climate change

Ramesh Bhusal
Faith To Reality

Faith To Reality

A journey down the Karnali River from Tibet to India

Ramesh Bhusal
Dams And Dreams A Journey Down The Karnali

Dams And Dreams A Journey Down The Karnali

Nepal’s largest dam project is caught up in wider geopolitics play, leaving locals in limbo for decades

Ramesh Bhusal
Restore Our Earth

Restore Our Earth

In the 12 watersheds, conservation champions from indigenous communities have emerged, each taking action to protect the aquatic life, habitats, and livelihoods around them. Seema Gharti (pictured at right), from the Magar community, is one of those champions. She lives in the scenic Airawati village in the Jhimruk Watershed in mid-western Nepal, where water levels are decreasing and fish quantity and diversity is dwindling.

Pushkar Khanal
Collaboration For Watershed Conservation In Nepal

Collaboration For Watershed Conservation In Nepal

Paani is helping fishing communities conserve freshwater biodiversity and implement sustainable water management practices in the 12 priority watersheds. To do this, Paani is partnering with local NGOs such as the Human Welfare and Environment Protection Center (HWEPC) in Dang District. The organization works with rural municipalities in the Middle Rapti watershed to form community fishing groups that empower local stakeholders to protect their aquatic resources. In Rapti Rural Municipality, HWEPC helped form the 21-member Baikha fishing group, with Pateshwori Chaudhary as chairperson.

By Chris Holt, with contributions from Pushkar Khanal
The Koshi Sorrow And Scope

The Koshi Sorrow And Scope

Three decades after it was first proposed, a 26.5km tunnel starts supplying water from Melamchi to Kathmandu. A deadly flood on the Melamchi-Indrawati in Sindhupalchok on 16 June kills at least 27 people, and destroys infrastructure. The much-delayed 465MW Upper Tama Kosi hydropower plant starts feeding electricity to the national grid. SJVN says it has completed half the work on the 900MW Arun III project and the Investment Board awarded it another contract to develop the 679MW Lower Arun as well. Work has begun on the Sunkosi-Marin Diversion, to channel water to the Bagmati Basin and irrigate much of Province 2.

Kanak Mani Dixit

Partner Organizations

  • Nepal Environmental and Scientific Services Pvt. Ltd.(NESS)
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  • World Wide Fund
  • International Water Management Institute
  • Resources Himalaya Foundation
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