Establishing a water quality monitoring network in Mid-Western Nepal

This Accelerated project builds on the achievements of the Catalyst project, by strengthening the water security strategy established in Dailekh district and scaling it up to four additional districts. It will aim to place a strong focus on drinking water security through source conservation practices and establishment of a centralized resource and training center.

The project will broaden the scope of the REACH Catalyst project by strengthening activities to include source conservation, chlorination of piped supplies, and a systematic evaluation of water quality, user experience and health. The project will also extend the geographic focus of the water safety interventions from one to five districts.

The goal of the project is to demonstrate an effective and viable approach to achieving drinking water security in remote areas of Nepal characterised by subsistence livelihoods and low access to basic services.

This project is one of five Accelerated Projects funded through our Partnership Funding

 Credit: Jim Holmes/AusAID

Dates

October 2017 – March 2019

Country

Nepal

Organisations

  • Eawag
  • HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

Sara Marks, Eawag

‘We will critically assess different management and intervention measures to achieve sustainable access to safe water under challenging alpine conditions.’

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