Handover of an E-Rickshaw for Centralized Bio-Medical Waste Management in Kirtipur Municipality

Handover of an E-Rickshaw for Centralized Bio-Medical Waste Management in Kirtipur Municipality

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Under the project Participatory Training 4 Sustainable Waste Governance: South-South Knowledge Transfer Program (A R4D Transformation Acceleration Grant or TAG Project), CIUD handed over an electric rickshaw to the Kirtipur Municipality to support municipality’s centralized bio medical waste management initiation, on Dec 29, 2022. The rickshaw was handed over by Mr. Subarna N Joshi, Admin and Finance Manager, CIUD, to Ms. Shuva Laxmi Shakya, Deputy Mayor of the Kirtipur Municipality. Also, present in the program were Mr. Laxmi P Banskota, Chief Administrative Officer, Er. Rupesh Maharjan, Chairperson of Ward 1, Mr. Hira Lal Maharjan, Chairperson for ward 2, Mr. Santaman Manandhar, Head, Department of Health, and Mr. Gyan Bazra Maharjan, WASH Focal Person and Anuj Pradhan, Department of Social Development, from Kirtipur Municipality, and the representatives of Lions Club/Blood Bank…
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CIUD Organized a Knowledge Sharing Program on Asset Management Planning for Water Supply Systems

CIUD Organized a Knowledge Sharing Program on Asset Management Planning for Water Supply Systems

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Under the WASH SDG Phase II program, CIUD has been promoting asset management (AMP) as a operation and management tool to ensure a long term functionality and sustainability of the water supply systems and to optimize their services. So far CIUD has prepared asset management plans for three community owned water supply systems and has validated the tool as well. In order to share the knowledge and experience of making the AMP plan with the key development partners, who have been associated with drinking water projects, and also to collect feedbacks and comments from them to make the tool precise and comprehensive, CIUD organized a two-day knowledge sharing workshop on Nov 3 and 4, 2022 at Hotel Kutumba in Lalitpur. The participants of the training were Department of Water Supply…
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विकास सन्दर्भमा खानेपानी प्रणालीका समस्याहरू समाधान गर्न किन सम्पत्ति व्यवस्थापन (एसेट म्यानेजमेन्ट) महत्त्वपूर्ण छ

विकास सन्दर्भमा खानेपानी प्रणालीका समस्याहरू समाधान गर्न किन सम्पत्ति व्यवस्थापन (एसेट म्यानेजमेन्ट) महत्त्वपूर्ण छ

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के विश्वभरि बनेका खानेपानीका आधारभूत संरचनाहरुले दिगो विकास लक्ष्य (SDG) ६: "सबैकालागि स्वच्छ पानी सरसफाइको उपलब्धता तथा दिगो व्यवस्थापन सुनिश्चित र सरसफाइको पहुँच सुनिश्चित गर्ने” पूरा गर्छ? यस प्रश्नको जवाफ ढुक्कका साथ 'हो' भनेर दिनु ठूलो कुरा हुनेछ र संस्थागत प्रयास र खानेपानी योजनाको संख्यामा भएको वृद्धिलाई ध्यानमा राख्दै हामीले यस दिगो विकासका लक्ष्यतर्फ भएको प्रगतिमा उत्सव मनाइरहनुपर्छ । तथापि, यो त्यति सजिलो कुरा होइन । जब खानेपानी योजना निर्माण हुन्छ, पानी संचालन भइरहनका लागि निरन्तर प्रयत्नको आवश्यक पर्दछ । उदाहरणका लागि, नेपालको पछिल्लो रिपोर्ट (२०१४) ले देशमा रहेका ५०% खानेपानी योजनाहरु मात्र राम्ररी काम गरिरहेको देखाउँछ[१]  यसको अर्थ, ग्रामीण क्षेत्रका अधिकांश मानिसहरूले अझै पनि यो अत्यावश्यक तरल पदार्थ पाउन सकेका छैनन् वा गम्भीर अवरोधहरूको सामना गरेका छन् । उदाहरणका लागि, प्रति दिन सीमित घण्टा मात्र र/वा गुणस्तरहीन पानी प्राप्‍त…
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Groundwater recharge using rainwater, a reliable and sustainable system to address increasing urban water demand of Kathmandu Valley

Groundwater recharge using rainwater, a reliable and sustainable system to address increasing urban water demand of Kathmandu Valley

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Groundwater has been one of the major sources of water for the people of Kathmandu valley since ages. Stone spouts and wells were commonly used means to get access to the groundwater in the valley. Before the introduction of piped household tap system in the Kathmandu Valley, the majority of people depended on either stone spouts or dug wells to fulfil their water need for household and drinking water purposes. (more…)
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Waste Trails: travelling with the household waste in Kathmandu

Waste Trails: travelling with the household waste in Kathmandu

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The South-Asian region, home to nearly one quarter of the worlds’ population, is witnessing fast urban growth, economic development and growing consumerism, resulting in a rapid increase of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) that is expected to nearly triple between 2010 and 2025. At the same time, MSW management remains inadequate, leading to a wide range of local environmental problems that accumulate to a wide reaching global environmental issue that calls for systematic local but also global solutions. (more…)
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