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Enhancing Knowledge of Local Government on Asset Management Plan for Water Supply Systems (Photo: Aashutosh Aryal)

Enhancing Knowledge of Local Government on Asset Management Plan for Water Supply Systems (Photo: Aashutosh Aryal)

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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.
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Why Asset Management is important to solve water systems’ problems in the development context

Why Asset Management is important to solve water systems’ problems in the development context

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Does world-wide water infrastructure coverage fulfil the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: “Ensure access to water and sanitation to all”? It would be great to answer this question with a confident ‘yes’ and considering the institutional efforts made and the increase in the number of water systems, we should be celebrating our progress towards this SDG. However, it is not that simple. When a water system is built, ongoing efforts are required to keep water flowing. For example, the latest reports (2014) from Nepal show that only 50% of the water systems in country are functioning well [1]. This implies that most people in rural areas still do not have access to this vital liquid, or face serious constraints. For example, receiving water only for a limited number of hours per…
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When water systems break down

When water systems break down

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Why Asset Management is important to solve water systems’ problems in the development context Does world-wide water infrastructure coverage fulfil the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: “Ensure access to water and sanitation to all”? It would be great to answer this question with a confident ‘yes’ and considering the institutional efforts made and the increase in the number of water systems, we should be celebrating our progress towards this SDG. However, it is not that simple. When a water system is built, ongoing efforts are required to keep water flowing. For example, the latest reports (2014) from Nepal show that only 50% of the water systems in country are functioning well [1]. This implies that most people in rural areas still do not have access to this vital liquid, or face…
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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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Learning more about Newari culture: Bungamati Cultural Museum

Learning more about Newari culture: Bungamati Cultural Museum

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Rajana Maharjan, a full time student has been working as a museum curator in Bungamati Cultural Museum for four years. She has witnessed how the museum has evolved from being unorganized and unmanaged to being one of the most significant places now to showcase the Newari culture and lifestyle. Established in the year 2006, the museum was first initiated by Mr. Daya Ram Maharjan and Mr.Paniet Maharjan members of Maharjan Samaj (Guthi), a traditional social institution. Their main motive behind starting a museum was to put forward the culture of indigenous Newar community and showcase their lifestyles in order to promote it to the upcoming generations. Rajana Maharjan says that the museum first consisted of only few objects which were donated by locals as well as members of Maharjan Samaj…
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