KathmanduPost.Ekantipur.com: Call to maintain environmental flow of rivers

“Environmental flow is the amount, timing and quality of water that is necessary for maintaining the aquatic ecosystem.

Luna Bharati of the International Water Management Institute told the Post that the environmental flow of rivers in Nepal is likely to get altered in the future with several hydropower and irrigation projects in the pipeline.

“Environmental flow is the amount, timing and quality of water that is necessary for maintaining the aquatic ecosystem. A major disturbance in environmental flow can harm the livelihood of communities living downstream as well as the aquatic ecosystem,” said Bharati.

 

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