Nepal

With climate change, rainfall (monsoons) is likely to become more intense and dry spells longer in Nepal. It is therefore crucial to rethink rainfall management to better anticipate too much or too little rain.

Partners
In collaboration with Kanchan Nepal, FECOFUN, Pokhara Metropolitan, DWSS

Projects
Emergency Rain, Blue School, Rain Community

 
 
 
 
 

Intervention areas
Kaski region, Pokhara
Chitwan region, Tobang

Conferences
WEEC 2018, IWA2019

 

In the coming years, Nepal is expected to see an increase in the frequency and intensity of rainfall. In addition, there will be a risk of drought and an increase in intensity of weather events. The first effects of these changes are already being felt. (UNFCCC, 2014)

 
 

Towards resilience in mountain communities

 

Nepal, nestled in the Himalayas, is one of the poorest countries in the world. Villagers and rural communities still depend on rain for their crops. However, climate change has begun to affect these vulnerable communities. Water sources have begun to dry up, monsoons have become more frequent, more intense, sometimes wiping out crops in all years. Rainfall patterns have changed, with more variable rainfall and longer alternating dry spells exposing subsistence agriculture.

Water is essential for life. A reliable supply is crucial for the long-term survival of mountain villages. Rainwater harvesting helps natural springs to recharge. These springs can provide water to villagers for longer periods of the year. The water is used for cooking, drinking and washing. Rainwater stored near the house provides an additional resource for drinking, growing vegetables and other crops. It can be used to water fields and livestock.

 
 

Projects in Nepal

 

2013-2022

Blue Schools

The aim of the Blue Schools is to sensitize schoolchildren to water management, sanitation and good hygiene practices, as well as to waste recovery in order to make the Blue Schools incubators of social change.

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2019-2022

Communautés de pluie

This project aims to improve the resilience of rainfed communities to the hazards of climate change, through optimization of water resources and restoration of degraded ecosystems at the basin scale

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2015-2017

Emergency Rain

In order to support the reconstruction efforts and respond to the needs of the populations in terms of access to water and hygiene.following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015, Guthi and IRHA have developed the "Emergency Rain" project.

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Videos

 
 
 
 

Pokhara's region


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Chitwan's region

 

News - Nepal

Image Here we go with Blue School#11 in Tobang (Nepal)
8 April 2022
by Sylvestre, May 22

Let's go for Blue School#11! (Tobang, Nepal). The Kanchan Nepal team met with the local authorities and the school of Janapriya to launch the...

Image Reforesting Barren Land: An Interview with FECOFUN
30 November 2021
by Blandine Barthod

As part of its reforestation activities within the “Rain Communities” project in Nepal, IRHA is working closely with the Federation of...

Image Building ponds, building water security
29 October 2021
by Eleonora Forzini, Blandine Barthod

Storing water during monsoon in the nepalese hills is crucial to have enough water to cope with the dry season, especially now that climate change...

Other programmes

 

Programme 1

Rainwater for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Access to safe water and sanitation, as well as appropriate hygiene, is a human right and can prevent a significant proportion of water-related diseases.

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Programme 2

Rainfed Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

Rainfed agriculture represents more than 85% of family farming today. Ongoing climate change is impacting on the harvests and food sovereignty of farming communities.

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Programme 3

Disaster risk management and ecosystem restoration

The weakening of forest, mangrove and wetland ecosystems, which helps reduce exposure to major risks, increases the vulnerability of communities to the effects of climate change.

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Stories

 





"Since I received my polyhouse a few months ago, I have sold my first crop for 10,000 Nepalese rupees and I plan to do 6 such crops per year. I am even thinking of building a new greenhouse with the profits from my crops.

Sabitri Bhujel, Thulakot (Nepal) Credits@IRHA,2021


 

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