Project Profile

Hydrological monitoring of watershed interventions in Nepal


Duration : January 15, 2015 - July 31, 2019
Overview:

The Building Climate Resilience of Watersheds in Mountain Eco-Regions (BCRWME) project, lead by the Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management is one of five components in Nepal's Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR). The BCRWME project aims to provide access to more reliable water resources for domestic purposes and irrigation for communities living in the watersheds of Nepal river systems, which are significantly vulnerable to climate change. The waterhseds selected lie in 6 districts in the Far Western Development Region: Achham, Baitaidi, Bajhang, Bajura, Dadeldhura and Doti. IWMI will be assessing the hydrological impacts of watershed management and interventions. Lessons learned from this project will be incorporated into Nepal's water sector development plans that will be used for future replication and up-scaling.

Location(s): Nepal
Project Contact: Bharati, Luna
Donor(s): ADB via NDF
Research Collaborator(s) : Institute of Forestry (IOF), National Institute of Rookre-(NIH-Rookree),

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI