CIUD in close coordination with the Purnima Project (Mott MacDonald) conducted 12 days of Asset Management Plan (AMP) training for the WASH Board, WASH Units, and Water User and Sanitation Committees (WUSC) of three rural municipalities, namely Shivapuri Rural Municipality (Nuwakot), Thakre Rural Municipality (Dhading), and Shahid Lakhan Rural Municipality (Gorkha) in the month of February and March 2022. The technical team from CIUD facilitated these trainings as an expert in developing the Asset Management Plan, which is considered to be a new and innovative approach to maintain and sustain rural and urban water supply systems of Nepal.
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…)
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…)