CIUD Continues its Ventures on Rainwater Harvesting and Groundwater Recharging

Posted: June 12, 2018

CIUD Continues its Ventures on Rainwater Harvesting and Groundwater Recharging

Centre for Integrated Urban Development (CIUD) has completed yet another rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharging project in the Kathmandu valley. With the completion of the parts of the project in Underprivileged Children’s Educational Program (UCEP) Nepal, Sano Thimi, Bhaktapur, the project Rainwater Harvesting and Groundwater Recharge in Kathmandu Valley has been successfully implemented. The other part of the project was in Ranibari community forest in Ranibari.  The project, a joint initiative of The Coca-Cola Foundation, WaterAid Nepal and CIUD, has been considered as a role model of public private partnership and as an approach in the climate change adaptation in the urban water security.

To mark the completion of the project and for the sustainable operation and maintenance of the project outputs, a handover program was organized on June 11, 2018 at UCEP premises. In the presence of the local authorities and other stakeholders, The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF), WaterAid Nepal, Centre for Integrated Urban Development jointly handed over the certificate of completion to the UCEP officials. Mr. Upendra Kehari Neupane, Chairman, UCEP, who chaired the program, also provided the certificates of appreciation to TCCF, WaterAid Nepal and CIUD.

Some of the designated guests present in the program were Mr. Ambuj Singh, Country Director, Coca-Cola in Nepal, Mr. Kabir Das Rajbhandari, Head of Program, Wateraid Nepal, Mr. Pushkar Shrestha, Executive Director, CIUD, Mr. Ram Thapa Magar, Chairman, Ward No.2, Madhyapur Thimi Municipality, and Mr. Rajendra Suwal, Deputy Director, WWF Nepal. The guest speakers insisted on the sustainability of the project by the local level and urged for the similar interventions in the other areas.

The key project outputs in UCEP were a 70m-long Recharge Trench, four Recharge pits, two bore holes, two primary filter chambers. The upgrading of the already existed rainwater harvesting plant and installation of three sets of dustbin were also in the project.


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