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Quake-hit Jajarkot villages reel under water shortage after sources dry up : The magnitude 6.4 earthquake last November damaged 480 drinking water projects in Jajarkot, Salyan, and Rukum West districts, by Krishna Prasad Gautam and Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 18/05/2024) [Another case of denial of immediate assistance!]

Panchthar settlement struggles with acute water shortage as sources run dry : 350 households affected. Locals blame unchecked road construction and use of heavy machinery for dwindling springs, by Laxmi Gautam (kp 13/05/2024)

Sunkoshi-Marin Diversion Tunnel undergoes breakthrough (kh 08/05/2024), Sunkoshi Marin tunnel brings hope for parched Madhesh farmlands : The 13.3-km tunnel that will redirect a portion of the Sunkoshi river’s flow to the Bagmati to irrigate farmlands in central Tarai made a breakthrough on Wednesday, by Sangam Prasain and Raj Kumar Karki (kp 09/05/2024)

Water shortage getting chronic in Baglung settlements : Crisis has deepened as springs have depleted due to prolonged drought and wildfires. Women are especially affected, working women the hardest hit, by Prakash Baral (kp 08/05/2024)

Government neglect leaves villages without piped water : Bad roads extend travel time between Ilam headquarters and Mangsebung Rural Municipality to over six hours although the distance is just 80 km, by Laxmi Gautam (kp 26/04/2024)

Solar Irrigation system, by Keshab Poudel (sp 26/04/2024)

Birendranagar facing acute shortage of water, by Rajani Yogi (rn 25/04/2024)

Forest fires trigger drinking water crisis in Myagdi, disrupting supplies to 30 villages /kh 25/04/2024)

As springs dry up, water shortage deepens in high altitude villages of Mallarani in Pyuthan : Around 250 households in wards 1 and 2 of Mallarani Rural Municipality endure hours-long gruelling treks uphill and downhill to fetch water, by Shamsher Bikram GC (kp 18/04/2024)

Villagers smell corruption in failed water project : Consumer committee chief accused of misusing funds and making arbitrary decisions, leading to project’s failure in Chhapdanda of Achham, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 12/04/2024)

Remote settlements in Parbat benefitted with completion of drinking water project (kh 08/04/2024)

Melamchi project needs Rs 4.50 billion for regular operation (kh 04/04/2024)

Insufficient budget affects Sikta Irrigation Project (rn 04/04/2024)

101 small irrigation schemes completed in Makawanpur (kh 04/04/2024)

Karnali villages are emptying as water sources dry up : Of 366,370 households in the province, only 130,000 have reliable access to drinking water, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 30/03/2024)

Faecal coliform found in drinking water samples taken from Godawari ward : Health Office Lalitpur, which tested the samples, has asked the general public to ensure proper purification, storage and safe handling of drinking water (kp 27/03/2024)

Conservation of sources stressed to address water scarcity problem (rn 23/03/2024)

Only 27% of population has access to pure drinking water (kh 23/03/2024)

36-year-old and still incomplete, a Pyuthan irrigation project languishes in disrepair : Lungrimadi Irrigation Project intended to serve 1,200 hectares of croplands in Swargadwari Municipality through a 12-km canal system , by Shamsher Bikram GC (kp 22/03/2024)

Experts stress coherent institutional, policy framework for prudent groundwater use : Participants stress a multi-dimensional approach to address groundwater challenges (kp 21/03/2024)

Inspiring initiatives for water security : For this, we need to mobilise and empower the decision-makers of tomorrow—the students of today, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 18/03/2024)

Babai irrigation project faces delays again : The project experiences a funds crunch after outstanding dues to the contractor assigned to build the canal were settled with this fiscal year’s budget, by Kamal Panthi (kp 10/03/2024)

Stalled irrigation project worsens flooding in Devdaha and Tilottama : In several settlements people’s homes have been damaged and croplands turned barren due to recurring inundation caused by overflow of a dam, which remains incomplete for years, by Sanju Paudel (kp 09/03/2024)

Foundation stone laid for four irrigation projects in Ilam (rep 21/02/2024)

Govt to allocate Rs five billion to address drinking water woes in Dharan (rep 12/02/2024)

Local residents join hands to end water woes : People volunteer labour for free to repair and maintain decade-old water pipelines to ensure an uninterrupted supply, by Laxmi Gautam (kp 08/02/2024)

Over 5,400 hectares of land in Kailali, Kanchanpur gets irrigation facility (kh 02/02/2024)

Kathmandu starts getting Melamchi water again : The second-phase plan is to divert water from Yangri and Larke rivers to Melamchi to increase supply to the Valley, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/01/2024)

NWSC, Birgunj preparing to disconnect water supply to 278 taps (rep 16/01/2024)

Deepening water crises : Addressing the impacts of temperature and precipitation changes isn’t within our institutions’ scope, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 15/01/2024)

PM Dahal inaugurates Melamchi Water Supply in Kathmandu (kh 15/01/2024), Mayor Shah's satire on fifth inauguration of Melamchi water supply: ‘How many times does govt try to win same heart? (rep 15/01/2024)

Melamchi Water Supply Project channels Melamchi water towards Kathmandu : Water supply to Kathmandu Valley expected to resume from January 15 (rep 13/01/2024), Distribution of Melamchi water to resume tomorrow (kh 15/01/2024), The stop-start Melamchi drinking water project : Project aims to resume distribution in Valley tomorrow. But there is no guarantee of regular long-term supply, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/01/2024), Myopic on Melamchi : As soon as the obstruction in the valley’s water supply is cleared, long-term solutions will again be shelved (kp 15/01/2024)

Locals threaten to halt Melamchi water supply (rep 05/01/2024)

Melamchi Drinking Water Project nears completion of crucial repairs in the aftermath of 2021 floods (kh 04/01/2024)

Ensure Sustainable Water Management, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 02/01/2024)

Melamchi water diversion starts, plan to distribute to consumers within a month (rep 20/12/2023), Is the Melamchi project a debt trap?, by Sunita Karki and rita Thapa (ae 20/12/2023)

Recharging groundwater : Constructing storage dams or mobilising groundwater is necessary to unlock irrigation’s full potential, by Dinesh Panday (kp 17/12/2023)

Water For All: A Mission For Mankind, by Monica Pradhan (rn 16/10/2023)

Purification of Drinking Water: A Critical Concern for Nepal's Public Health, by Siddhartha Rayamajhi and Dhiroj Koirala  (rep 14/10/2023)

Enhancing Water Management For Food Production, by Nirajan Bhandari (rn 06/10/2023)

Water sources are disappearing at an alarming rate, by Nitu Ghale (ae 29/09/2023)

Patan High Court issues interim order to stop KUKL tender bids for wastewater management projects, by Himal Lamsal (rep 08/09/2023)

Resumption of water supply from Melamchi River to be delayed by around one and a half months, by Rajesh KLhanal (rep 05/09/2023)

Pipeline damage compels residents of a Salyan village to drink untreated water : Around 60 households in Namra village are drinking muddy water from the Bheri river and many people are falling ill, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 29/08/2023)

Nepal a source of water for one billion population: Minister Dr. Mahat (kh 27/08/2023) [But not enough clean drinking water for 30 million Nepalis ???]

Melamchi Project: A Spectacle of Nepal's Flawed Development Model (rep 27/08/2023)

Water, water everywhere but no water to drink!, by Himal Lamsal (rep 26/08/2023)

Over half dozen water projects concluding in Kavrepalanchok ensuring safe water supply to residents (rn 17/08/2023)

Water, water, everywhere : The water supply from surface sources to the denizens of Kathmandu is awfully inadequate, by CK Lal (kp 16/08/2023)

Flood Blocks Road to Melamchi Water Supply Project Source (rep 15/08/2023)

Farms turn into housing as irrigation is delayed : It may take another 10 years before the schemes in Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur are ready, experts say, by Rupa Gahatraj, Kamal Panthi, Chitrang Thapa and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 13/08/2023)

Landslide-hit water supply in remote Humla village restored, by Janak Bahadur Shahi (kp 01/08/2023)

Faecal coliform rife in water samples tested in Kathmandu : Testing done for 10 localities of the district last week, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/07/2023)

In Birgunj, hand pumps run dry even in mid-monsoon : Birgunj and its vicinity reel as most settlements report drying up of hand pumps, borewells in past two months, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 29/07/2023)

Madhes grappling with water crisis, by Bal Krishna Sah (ht 26/07/2023)

Need To Expand Irrigation Facilities, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 25/07/2023)

Making Nepali farmers happy : A mix of farmer-managed and groundwater-based irrigation systems could be fruitful, by Shisher Shrestha and Nilhari Neupane (kp 24/07/2023)

Many places of Birgunj reeling under drinking water shortage (kh 22/07/2023)

The Mess Around Melamchi Project, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 18/07/2023)

Melamchi project plans to build new intake: Shrestha (rn 14/07/2023) [interview]

Mahakali Irrigation Third Phase: Water released for testing main canal (rep 07/07/2023)

280 million liters of water being distributed in Kathmandu Valley (kh 27/06/2023)

Water supply from Melamchi to continue during monsoon (rep 27/06/2023)

Preserving the Valley’s water heritage : Traditional water infrastructures are helpful in extreme climate conditions and other disasters, by Ananda Manandhar (kp 25/06/2023)

Melamchi Mess: Example Of Climate Crisis, by Maheshwor Rijal (rn 22/06/2023)

Drinking water in Ramnagar from four months voluntary contribution (kh 20/06/2023)

Flood damages water lift project in Sankhuwasabha (kh 19/06/2023)

Birendranagar reels under acute water scarcity : Residents say in all of the municipality’s 16 wards, water is being supplied for just once or twice a week, which is woefully inadequate, bx Tripti Shahi (kp 18/06/2023)

Access to water changes the face of rural Nepal : Irrigation in the far west empowers women and helps them adapt to climate impact, by Anita Bhetwal (nt 16/06/2023)

198 ponds to be built on the hills of Kathmandu Valley (rep 13/06/2023)

Dharan Mayor Sampang cries in joy after bringing water from Kokaha River, by Rohit Rai (rep 13/06/2023), Water from Kokaha stream arrives in thirsty Dharan : The project will cater to the needs of about 30,000 people, says Mayor Harka Sampang Rai, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 14/06/2023)

Every fourth drinking water sample in Kathmandu has faecal coliform : Most of the tested samples were taken from bottled water, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/06/2023)

Dharan sub-metropolis hit by severe water shortage amid continued heat wave : The BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences postpones its classes for a week due to the crisis, by Arjun Poudel and Arjun Subedi (kp 08/06/2023)

Melamchi’s alternative system ‘gate’ constructed (ae 05/06/2023)

Water Security Emerging As Burning Issue, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 01/06/2023)

Water from Melamchi channeled to Kathmandu (rn 31/05/2023)

Panchkhal drinking water project: 7,000 households to get direct benefit (kh 25/05/2023)

Five months on and KUKL still testing water supply pipeline of Melamchi, by Himal Lamsal (rep 16/05/2023)

Water supply from Melamchi to be stopped for maintenance (kh 13/05/2023), Melamchi water supply to be halted for maintenance from tomorrow (kh 14/05/2023)

Payment issue likely to impact Sunkoshi Marin diversion multipurpose project : The project developer, China Overseas Engineering Group, has not received around Rs700 million in payment, by Rajkumar Karki (kp 25/04/2023)

A case for ‘ahals’ : We need to reformulate our adaptation policies to address a looming water crisis and its effects, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 07/04/2023)

Drinking water project completes in Bharatpur (kh 06/04/2023)

Meeting Nepal's water challenge s : The efforts to address water scarcity and water-induced disasters have been futile, by Suchana Acharya and Saroj Karki (kp 31/03/2023)

Excessive extraction causing groundwater depletion in Kathmandu Valley, by Nitu Ghale (ae 29/03/2023)

Khotang village lies empty as water scarcity forces to flee (rn 27/03/2023)

96% population in Karnali deprived of pure drinking water (kh 23/03/2023)

UN Water Conference : Nepal for Water Security, by Keshab Poudel (sp 24/03/2023)

‘Water could become a source of potential conflict, we strictly have to prevent it’, interview with Carsten Klein, Head of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) (nlt 21/03/2023)

Groundwater depletion affecting many settlements in western Tarai : Climate change, rapid urbanisation and over-extraction of riverbed material are to blame, experts say, by DR Pant (kp 16/03/2023)

Drinking water crisis hits Baglung village (kh 14/03/2023)

IMWI-NEPAL: Water Storage In South Asia (sp 10/03/2023)

Babai Irrigation Project: 37 years and construction still slow (ae 07/03/2023)

Overextraction and shrinking open spaces cause groundwater depletion in Kathmandu Valley : Authorities plan to harvest rainwater at TU Teaching Hospital and other government buildings to replenish aquifers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/02/2023)

Melamchi project’s pipes are leaking in many places : Leakage in water mains dampens Kathmandu Valley residents’ joy of getting long-awaited water from Sindhupalchok’s Melamchi river, by Anup Ojha (kp 13/02/2023)

Lack of budget puts irrigation projects in Rukum (East) in limbo : Project delay has added to the vulnerability of the infrastructure, locals say, by Mahesh KC (kp 12/02/2023)

Kathmandu to get water from Bagmati during monsoon : KUKL will divert 100 million litres of water daily from the river to the Sundarijal water treatment plant, officials said, by Pawan Pandey (kp 09/02/2023)

Prolonged dry spell leads to acute water scarcity : As climate change threatens livelihoods, experts ask Nepali authorities to adopt adaptation measure, by Arjun Poudel  (kp 08/02/2023), A drying country : It is vital to build national awareness on the magnitude of anthropogenic activities on global climate (kp 09/02/2023)

Expand Irrigation To Boost Production, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 31/01/2023)

Sunkoshi-Marin Diversion Multi-Purpose Project: 2.43 km of tunnel already dug since the start of tunnel construction (ae 28/01/2023)

Nepal’s inter-provincial water management : Global experiences suggest intra-national water sharing is as important as international sharing, by Prabin Rokaya (kp 24/01/2023)

Water supplied to Pathibhara Temple at an altitude of 3,794 meters , by Khagendra Adhikari (rep 17/01/2023)

KUKL constructing 796 kms distribution network to supply Melamchi water (kh 03/01/2023)

Test supply of Melamchi water conducted on 532 kms pipeline (kh 29/12/2022)

Drinking water facility provided to over 3,000 households (kh 27/12/2022)

Melamchi water has not yet been fully distributed (rep 17/12/2022)

Kathmandu receiving 110 million liters water from Melamchi Project since Dec 9 (kh 14/12/2022)

Melamchi water pipe bursts at Lainchaur, disrupts Kathmandu's traffic (rn 12/12/2022), Water mains burst in Lainchaur causes inconvenience to road traffic and pedestrians : The KUKL had on Friday started distributing drinking water, temporarily, to the households of Kathmandu (kp 13/12/2022)

Melamchi water to reach households Friday morning : The water distribution will be managed by Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited, by Rishiram Poudyal (kp 08/12/2022)), Water from Melamchi being supplied in Kathmandu from today (nlt 09/12/2022), Distribution of Melamchi water resumes in Kathmandu from today (kh 09/12/2022), Melamchi water comes to Kathmandu homes, again : Melamchi Water Supply Board is supplying 170 million litres per day under a temporary arrangement even as the headworks remain under flood debris, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/12/2022)

Water ATM gaining popularity in Kathmandu Valley (kh 07/12/2022)

Gulmi’s Malika municipality sees drying springs, shrinking streams (kh 06/12/2022)

Melamchi water collected in Sundarijal (rn 28/11/2022), Melamchi water to be available in Kathmandu taps soon (kh 28/11/2022)

No alternative to rainwater in Dhankuta’s Thamdanda : E)ver since water sources in the village began to dry up, residents have been reeling under a chronic shortage, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp22/11/2022)

Drinking water shortage acute in Brahmanagar, Thori : Residents have only those who promise to fix the problem will get their votes in next month’s federal and provincial elections, by Shankar Acharya (kp 29/10/2022)

In 17 years, 72% construction work of Sikta Irrigation Project completed, by Siraj Khan (rn 18/10/2022)

Pyuthan faces water crisis as disasters damage project sites : Residents are forced to use murky water from rivulets, raising public health concern, by Shamsher Bikram GC (kp 16/10/2022)

Valley denizens to receive water supply from Melamchi River again from November (rep 10/10/2022)

Kalikot drinking water supply drive gains momentum : While most households in Palata Rural Municipality now have access to running water, efforts are underway to supply water to other local units, by Tularam Pandey (kp 28/09/2022)

Polluted tap water mars locals in Bhadrapur (kh 19/08/2022)

Water Management For Sustainable Development, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 11/08/2022)

Canal construction gains pace at Dodhara-Chadani after a hiatus of Mahakali treaty signing (kh 27/07/2022)

Water Management In Mountains: Snow Water As An Alternative, by Pratima Sharma and Chiranjibi Bhattarai (sp 28/07/2022)

Drinking water problem exacerbates in Rautahat’s Garuda market, by Madan Thakur (rep 10/07/2022)

KUKL employees on strike for three weeks (rep 08/07/2022)

Nor any drop to drink : The authorities must spring into action before water contamination becomes a full blown crisis (kp 29/06/2022)

Testing of third phase of Mahakali irrigation canal begins : The Stage III of the project, which would irrigate around 33,520 hectares of land in farwestern Nepal, has been completed after 26 years, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 28/06/2022), Irrigation project : MIP will be a gamechanger in increasing agricultural growth in the far-western plains (ht 28/06/2022)

Gurdung settlement faces acute water shortages every monsoon : Water supply to the only tap in the village gets disrupted during the season as floods damage the reservoir, by Sarita Shrestha (kp 27/06/2022)

Sikta: A project in making for over 15 years with more controversy than progress : Just as 21 accused of corruption have been acquitted, the project is being upgraded and its deadline extended to 2032-33, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/06/2022)

Tapping the untapped resource: Water for agriculture and domestic use, by Sudeep Thakuri (ht 24/06/2022)

Preliminary study carried out to bring Sisneri rivulet water to Kathmandu (kh 23/06/2022)

“No province or municipality has shown any expenditure on drinking water for the last five years” (rep 21/06/2022)

Basic sanitation and drinking water under SDGs to be met: Water Supply Minister (kh 15/06/2022)

The chronic water problem : The provision of necessities for the people should be the government’s top priority (kp 13/06/2022)

Unsafe water taking its toll in Karnali : Around 500 people have died of diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases in the 10 districts of Karnali Province in the past decade, according to the Provincial Health Directorate, by Jyotee Katuwal (kp 12/06/2022)

Melamchi water distribution halted again (ht 01/06/2022)

Dharan plagued by acute water crisis driven by years of mismanagement : Dharan residents face acute water shortages every dry season. In some areas, people wait for three days to get water in their taps, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 30/05/2022)

Supply of Melamchi drinking water begins in Bhaktapur from today (rep 26/05/2022)

Alternative source sought to address chronic water shortage in Beni : Beni Bazar Drinking Water Project initiated a project to lift water from the Myagdikhola at a cost of Rs5 million, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 18/05/2022)

Integrated water resources management : Present-day issues in water sector development require an integrated and holistic approach, by Khem Raj Sharma (kp 15/05/2022)

Melamchi pipeline expansion neglected, by Himal Lamsal (rep 09/05/2022)

Nowhere safe to go, people in disaster-hit areas live in terror as monsoon nears : Hundreds of people still living in places identified as unfit to reside seven years ago, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/05/2022)

Melamchi water arrives at Sundarijal (kh 19/04/2022), Melamchi water to be distributed from April 24 (kh 20/04/2022), Melamchi water to reach households on Sunday (rn 20/04/2022), Water from Melamchi River will be distributed to Valley denizens from Sunday morning (rep 23/04/2022), Melamchi Project resumes water supply to Kathmandu valley from today (rep 24/04/2022)

Water shortage a perennial problem in Baglung villages : Population growth and pipes in disrepair causing water scarcity in two villages, by Prakash Baral (kp 17/04/2022)

The humanity of climate change in ‘The weight of water’, by Shuvam Rizal (rec 14/04/2022)

Villagers’ struggle for water continues : Around 4,000 families in Halesi Tuwachung Municipality face water shortages as supply project chases another deadline, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 13/04/2022)

Melamchi water supply to resume from today (kh 12/04/2022)

Avoiding maladaptation : Digging boreholes will not only exhaust groundwater but also upset the local hydrology, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 31/03/2022)

Melamchi project to divert water inside tunnel via alternative means (ht 28/03/2022), Uncertain Melamchi : The main question here is whether Melamchi will start full operation even after removing debris (ht 29/03/2022)

Dodhara Chandani folks’ desperate wait for irrigation water from Mahakali (kh 28/03/2022)

Regular drinking water in Melamchi and Indrawati (kh 26/03/2022)

Main gate of Melamchi headworks being opened, 130,000 cubic meters of debris removed, by Himal Lamsal (rep 26/03/2022)

Melamchi Water Supply : Certainly Uncertain. Given the looming uncertainty over the restoration of project by mid-April, Minister for Water Supply visited the project site (sp 25/03/2022)

Water lift projects ease Karnali water crisis : Drinking water shortage had made life difficult not just for adults but also for children who had to skip classes to manage water, by Hari Gautam (kp 25/03/2022)

“Climate change is real and Nepal is highly vulnerable to its impacts:” Nepal is one of the richest countries in fresh water resources but 3.5 million Nepalis still do not have access to basic water services, interview with Resham Jung Singh, Director, Nepal Water for Health (nlt 22/03/2022), Adequate water helps promote hand hygiene, by Bhakta Bahadur KC and Shalik Ram Dhital (nlt 22/03/2022), #WorldWaterDay2022: Let’s save water. Let’s save nature. Let’s save lives, by Pragya Lamsal (nlt 22/03/2022), Groundwater: World’s insurance policy against climate change, by Shivani Chemjong (nlt 22/03/2022)

Government Responsible For Ensuring People’s Right To Drinking Water: PM Deuba (rn 21/03/2022)

Foundation stone laid for construction of mega drinking water project in Jumla (kh 19/03/2022)

Chinese company which bagged Melamchi reconstruction contract reluctant to work (kh 15/03/2022)

Drinking water project built with Indian grant assistance inaugurated in Solukhumbu (rep 14/03/2022)

Maintenance of Melamchi water project sees 60% progress (kh 10/03/2022)

Villagers relieved of water crisis with completion of lifting project : Rs106.2 million was spent on the project that supplies water to over 1,000 households in Baglung Municipality, by Prakash Baral (kp 05/03/2022)

Irrigation project in Parsa left in limbo : Project halted for eight years as Parsa park has not given permission to carry out Environmental Impact Assessment, by Shankar Acharya (kp 22/02/2022)

Manma Facing Drinking Water Crisis (rn 10/02/2022)

Ministry moots special campaign for water resource conservation (kh 02/02/2022)

Melamchi water to be brought to the Valley by mid-April: Drinking Water Minister (rep 31/01/2022)

Process for reconstruction of Melamchi Drinking Water Project complete (rep 30/01/2022)

Two villages in Salyan bid goodbye to water woes after 35 years : A drinking water project has finally connected Chotre and Hingbare to a supply line, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 27/01/2022)

Averting a potential catastrophe : Water scarcity due to the drying up of water reserves has given rise to many problems, by Aadesh Subedi (kp 26/01/2022)

Water Supply and Sanitation National Policy drafted (ht 26/01/2022)

Parliamentary committee directs government to manage water supply through Melamchi Project on temporary basis (rep 15/01/2022)

‘Hygiene facilities need to be accessible to all:’ Tripti Rai, Country Director, Water Aid Nepal. "We need to respect the right to water and sanitation of everybody in the country. We also need to value the services we get because we have an unequal reach of the services." (nlt 12/01/2022)

‘One house, one tap’ campaign benefits Tanahun villagers : Several drinking water projects are underway with an objective of supplying water to each household in Ghiring Rural Municipality, by Samjhana Rasaili (kp 06/01/2022)

Bheri Babai project enters final construction phase : Under the project slated for completion in 2024, surplus water from the Bheri River will be redirected to the Babai River to irrigate farmlands and generate energy, by Chandani Kathayat (kp 23/12/2021)

Water supply in Kathmandu Valley less than one-third of demand (rep 19/12/2021)

Rethinking Water Cooperation : A major soul-searching is definitely required as is the manner in which collaborative efforts take place when it comes to finding solutions to our water problems, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 10/12/2021)

Water Supply Projects Of Around Rs 4 Billion Constructed In Bharatpur Metropolis (rn 12/10/2021)

Water supply in Baglung Bazaar insufficient for the growing population : The construction of several small scale projects over the years has not been able to solve the drinking water crisis in Baglung Bazaar that has seen rapid urbanisation and a rise in population, by Prakash Baral (kp 25/11/2021)

Reconstruction of Melamchi Project unlikely anytime soon, govt looks for alternatives to supply water in Kathmandu Valley, by Himal Lamsal (rep 15/11/2021)

October floods and landslides disrupt water supply in Bajhang : Around 20,000 families are left without safe drinking water, which could lead to outbreak of diseases, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 12/11/2021)

KUKL To Supply Additional 10 Million Litres Water Daily In KTM Valley (rn 11/11/2021)

Lungrimadi Irrigation Project left incomplete for three decades : The project was initiated with an aim to irrigate around 239 hectares of farmland in Swargadwari but given the lengthy delay, farmers have lost all hopes for the project’s completion, by Shamsher Bikram GC (kp 10/11/2021)

Drinking water shortage hits people in Kalikot village hard (rep 10/11/2021)

Locals happy as water starts flowing again from a spring that dried up 24 years ago (rep 09/11/2021)

Drinking water shortage as landslide buries water source (kh 09/11/2021) [related to Dipayal]

Baitadi faces acute water shortage, over 50 drinking water projects damaged by recent floods and landslides (rep 27/10/2021)

Rainwater harvesting  : The Nepali people, whether living in Kathmandu or outside, spend much time and money trying to meet their daily water needs (ht 08/10/2021)

Still chasing the Melamchi mirage : Nepal’s most expensive project to supply water to Kathmandu will be at heightened risk for decades, by Mukesh Pokhrel (nt 24/09/2021)

Drinking water projects benefit rural settlements in Kalikot district : Eight drinking water projects under the provincial government and 56 projects under the Department  of Drinking Water are being implemented in the district. by Tularam Pandey (kp 15/09/2021)

Kavre to run four water supplies projects (kh 03/09/2021)

Drinking water shortage grips village in Nawalparasi (kh 31/08/2021)

City drinking water project construction sees dillydally (kh 30/08/2021)

Hydraulic works in Nepal (ht 27/08/2021)

Valley won’t get Melamchi water before mid-April next year (rep 26/08/2021)

Melamchi In Ruins, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 10/08/2021)

Two drinking water projects damaged (kh 08/08/2021)

Land ownership dispute halts Pathivara drinking water project (ht 0/08/2021)

Supply of Melamchi water in Kathmandu Valley falls uncertain as Sunday’s flood causes additional damages (rep 02/08/2021), Floods put Melamchi water project in uncertainty (ht 03/08/2021), Melamchi's Rs 51 billion investment at risk, by Himal Lamsal (rep 03/08/2021)

Melamchi water supply unlikely any time soon, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 27/07/2021), Melamchi in crisis : The concerned bodies and the Nepali Army must repair the road and set up temporary bridges at the earliest (ht 28/07/2021)

Rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharge to meet water demand (ht 24/07/2021), Rainwater harvesting : Groundwater must be replenished if the shallow and deep aquifers are not to be depleted in the next few decades (ht 26/07/2021)

Work on damaged Melamchi Project to begin after two months, by Himal Lamsal (rep 23/07/2021)

Drinking water project benefits 176 households in Salyan, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 20/07/2021)

Repair work at flood-hit Melamchi project likely to take months, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 01/07/2021), At least three months to take to restore Melamchi-Kathmandu water supply system (kh 09/07/2021)

Watch what you drink : The need to provide clean water to every household cannot be overstated (kp 25/06/2021)

Melamchi project headworks buried in mud, extent of damage unknown : Officials say the main tunnel was untouched, but other temporary structures have been swept by the floods, which could affect the water supply schedule in Kathmandu Valley, by Chandan Kumar,  Mandal (kp 18/06/2021), Cloud of uncertainty looms over Melamchi Drinking Water Project (kh 20/06/2021), Melamchi Water Supply Project suffers damage worth Rs 1 billion due to disaster (kh 23/06/2021), Melamchi suffers damage worth Rs 1bn : Repairing structures of the project could take a long time (ht 24/06/2021)

Melamchi water distribution in Kathmandu to be stopped from June 15 for a month (kh 03/06/2021), Water supply from Melamchi to be halted for two months (kh 11/06/2021)

A tale of a parched rural municipality in Bhojpur district : The residents of the rural municipality, the birthplace of President Bidya Devi Bhandari, have been reeling under acute water shortage for many years. But now that will, hopefully, end (kp 26/04/2021)

People forced to drink polluted river water (rep 24/04/2021)

Settlements in Salyan reel under  acute shortage of water : Around 10,000 families in the district do not have water supply, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 10/04/2021)

Sikta Irrigation Affected Due To Lack Of Engineers, Technicians, by Siraj Khan (08/04/2021)

Melamchi project : Water at the tap, by Keshab Poudel (sp 02/04/2021)

Distribution of Melamchi water speeds up in Kathmandu Valley (rep 02/04/2021)

Helambu administration says Melamchi project didn’t pay promised local tax : Contractor has not paid for the natural resources used in the construction of infrastructure, officials say, by Anish Tiwari (kp 01/04/2021)

Kathmandu finally gets Melamchi water (ht 29/03/2021), Melamchi water, finally : The KUKL must now phase out the use of groundwater resource where feasible, allowing it to recharge over time (ht 30/03/2021)

Melamchi Project Set To Supply Water From Sunday, by Mukunda Gaire (rn 27/03/2021)

'Over 90pc Nepalis have access to drinking water' (ht 24/03/2021) [drinking water or clean drinking water?]

Melamchi Project 'Head Box' To Be Completed In Two Months, by Bhauch Prasad Yadav (rn 19/03/2021)

Learning From Melamchi Project, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 16/03/2021)

Historical spouts lying deserted, by Milan Dahal (kh 16/03/2021)

Melamchi tunnel being filled to test distribution networks : The Melamchi Water Supply Development Board plans to examine the distribution  network after water from the tunnel is brought to the treatment plant at Sundarijal, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 14/03/2021)

141 drinking water projects worth Rs 220 million being constructed in Baitadi, by Bira Gadal (rep 13/03/2021)

Between Melamchi Blues And Euphoria: A Personal Reflection, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 12/03/2021)

Capital residents to get Melamchi water starting March-end (rep 11/03/2021)

Water From Melamchi River Discharged Into Bagmati For Shivaratri (rn 08/03/2021) [This water should finally serve the drinking water supply, not the external framework of Hindu festivals!]

Water from Melamchi finally arrives in Kathmandu, : After decades of bungling, project will first clean the tunnel and then distribute water to households in the city, officials say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/03/2021), Peak water : The Valley’s water crisis is an ecological emergency (kp 08/03/2021)

Water supply disrupted in Gorkha village, by Hari Ram Upreti (kp 06/03/2021)

Water from the Melmachi River brought to Kathmandu Valley, finally! (rep 06/03/2021)

14 km of tunnel of Melamchi Drinking Water Project filled with water (rep 04/03/2021)

Chinese firm wins Rs10 billion contract to build Sunkoshi Marin diversion tunnel : The diversion tunnel will redirect part of the flow of the Sunkoshi River to irrigate farmlands in the Tarai, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/02/2021)

Harnessing the sun to pump water : Solar irrigation can help Nepal’s subsistence farmers improve yield, cope with the climate and Covid crises, by Usha Manandhar (nt 26/02/2021)

Tunnel Test Of Melamchi Project Begins (rn 22/02/2021), Water supplied to Melamchi Drinking Water Project’s tunnel for testing (with photos), by Dhruba Dangal (rep 22/02/2021)

Water shortage pushing Arghakhanchi residents into hardships : The villagers are hugely affected by the water crisis that starts from November and lasts till mid-June every year until the arrival of monsoon rains across the country, by Birendra KC (kp 17/02/2021)

Drinking water demand over five times high than supply in Kathmandu (kh 14/02/2021)

Be water : Two flash stories about how water, with its quality to cleanse is a draw, by Pratibha Tuladhar (nt 05/02/2021)

Construction of headworks of Melamchi water supply project expedited (kh 05/02/2021)

Groundwater recharge : A tool for replenishing water table, by Uttam Maharjan (ht 02/02/2021)

Water supply project relieves Patle villagers of acute water shortage : The scarcity had affected every household in Patle village of Baglung for last two decades, by Prakash Baral (kp 31/01/2021)

Bardibas villagers grapple with drinking water shortage : Around 400 families have been facing water shortages for the last five decades, by Sunita Baral (kp 07/01/2021)

Lumbini to expand access to drinking water (ht 06/01/2021)

Kathmandu expected to get Melamchi drinking water from mid-April (rep 02/01/2021), Melamchi drinking water to arrive in mid-April (ht 03/01/2021), Melamchi deadline : The delay in completing the MDWP has led to cost overruns involving billions of rupees (ht 04/01/2021)

Government plans ambitious water project for Birendranagar It is projected to be the biggest drinking water project in the country after Melamchi, by Chandani Kathayat (kp 15/12/2020)

Mustang people on the verge of leaving ancestral land; lack of irrigation facility 'leaves no other choice', by Dhan Basnet (rep 13/12/2020)

Water supply projects in Sudurpaschim left incomplete due to lack of funds : Over a hundred drinking water projects have not received additional budget, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 10/12/2020)

Water and sanitation: Why they are vital for Nepal’s economy, by Catarina de Albuquerque (ht 03/12/2020)

Re-Trial Of Tunnel Of Melamchi Drinking Water Project Planned For Next Month, by Sachita Ghimire (rn 12/11/2020)

Crisis-hit Ilam settlement gets waterThe Rs 24.7 million project will be supplying water to each household of Soyak settlement, by Biplab Bhattarai (kp 08/11/2020)

Kudu locals reeling under acute drinking water crisis (ht 03/11/2020)

Investment Of Private Sector In Drinking Water Viable: Experts (rn 23/09/2020)

Melamchi Drinking Water Project To Excavate Tunnel Through New Technology (rn 21/09/2020)

Villagers in Halesi face acute water shortage due to delay in construction of water projectWater crisis in Halesi is so acute that some families have begun to leave the villages, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 22/08/2020)

The morass that is Melamchi: The government must hold an inquiry into the tunnel disaster that killed two persons, by Naresh Koirala (kp 17/08/2020)

Another Setback In Melamchi Project, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 28/07/2020)

Drinking water project neglecting environment: Report (ht 22/07/2020)

Light at the end of the Melamchi tunnel, by Surendra Phuyal (nt 10/07/2020)

Construction of Melamchi water project almost over (ht 06/07/2020)

Multiple-Use Water System to control COVID-19, by Alok Rajouria (ht 01/07/2020)

Melamchi Water Supply Project set to miss deadline yet again, reports 97% work progress so far (rep 25/06/2020)

KUKL Intensifies Fixing Water Leakage Problems (rn 03/05/2020)

Works On Melamchi Water Supply Project In Progress (rn 01/05/2020)

Irrigation projects in priority, no new hydels included (ht 26/04/2020)

Villagers in Bagchaur reel under water shortage: Locals are aware of the lockdown and the government’s directive to stay indoors but a shortage of drinking water means they have no choice but to go out in search, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 20/04/2020)

Melamchi likely to face more delays as workers leave the site: Just as the project was on course to meeting its completion deadline of mid-July, workers have left project site due to the lockdown triggered by Covid-19 pandemic, officials say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 06/04/2020)

Groundwater for food security: Nepal is likely to generate surplus energy within the next 2–5 years. This surplus can be used to pump ground water to irrigate land where diesel pumps or a mix of solar and grid energy options are currently used, by Santosh Nepal and Nilhari Neupane (rep 22/03/2020)

Liquidity crisis: The sporadic efforts made are far too little compared to the magnitude of the water crisis, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 20/03/2020)

Kalitot village aims to provide safe drinking water to all households: The municipality spent about Rs 500,000 on the project, while the locals paid for the pipeline and other construction materials, by Tularam Pandey (kp 08/03/2020)

Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project: Locals refuse to relocate even after receiving compensation, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 06/03/2020)

Water insecurity looms large over Himalayan towns, a new study says: Inadequate urban planning, poor water governance and climate change to blame for Himalayan towns running high and dry, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 02/03/2020)

Kathmandu Metropolitan city launches pilot to recharge depleting groundwater: Mayor says the initiative is a learning opportunity for authorities who plan to implement similar projects in other wards, by Anup Ojha (kp 20/02/2020), ‘Recharge Kathmandu programme unlikely to bear fruit’, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 23/02/2020)

Whitepaper on Melamchi Drinking Water Project to be unveiled today (ht 13/02/2020), Melamchi project to be completed by mid-July (ht 14/02/2020), No fooling on Melamchi (rep 16/02/2020)

Pond restoration is not only reviving Thimi’s water heritage but also its groundwater reserves: The local government's initiative to restore drying ponds is not only reviving the ancient town's water system but also its groundwater services, by Shashwat Pant (kp 06/02/2020)

Groundwater quality and quantity are linked, and neither are improving: Decreased groundwater recharge due to peripheral development combined with increasing extraction rates causes the water table to lower every year, by Maddison Wrobley (kp 28/01/2020)

Drying up of Geruwa river affects irrigation, wildlife: Silt deposit in the river caused by floods has stopped the water flow in Geruwa, causing a decline in the level of water, by Kamal Panthi (kp 22/01/2020)

Lamjung’s biggest drinking water project provides relief to Besisahar residents (ht 22/01/2020)

Drinking water users’ committees told to pay income tax on savings, and they are not happy: Consumer committees say they should get tax exemption as they are not distributing dividends from their saved amount, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/01/2020)

New drinking water project to end water crisis in Chaurjahari: The project is expected to source water from the Bheri River and supply it to more than 1,000 households in the municipality, by Hari Gautam (kp 15/01/2020)

ard 9 locals stage demonstration over shortage of drinking water in Dharan (ht 14/01/2020)

954 households of Jaljala to get water from Kali Gandaki in their taps, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 13/01/2020)

A parched Chure village in Sarlahi is finally connected to a water supply system: The project benefits 65 households in the village and was constructed at a budget of Rs 3 million, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 11/01/2019)

Irrigation project faces quandary in Kailali as arable land shrinks: Since federalism came in place, the local unit has placed a lot of emphasis on building concrete settlements, and little on keeping arable land intact—changing the face of Tikapur, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 09/01/2020)

New drinking water projects to benefit Surkhet locals: The Surkhet Valley Drinking Water Consumers’ Committee is overseeing the project, by Chandani Khatayat (kp 07/01/2020)

Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project: Construction of powerhouse gains momentum, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 06/01/2020)

Melamchi water project to issue due payments of local vendors (ht 03/01/2020)

Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multipurpose Project gathers steam: The Rs83 billion scheme will provide round-the-year irrigation facility to five drought-prone Tarai districts, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 27/12/2019)

Tanahun lift water project left in limbo: The water supply project, being constructed with Rs115 million, aims to benefit 1,300 households. Nine months since the deadline, work is far from over, by Samjhana Rasaili (kp 14/12/2019)

Mahakali irrigation project: Work hit over compensation issue (ht 13/12/2019)

In Baitadi, an acute water shortage hits operations at health facilities: To provide services to the people, health workers have been carrying water from distant water sources to the health posts daily, by Tripti Shahi (kp 01/12/2019)

Settlements in Sindhuli’s Chure region hard hit by water scarcity: Officials ascribe the water shortage to rampant deforestation and encroachment of the Chure region, by Rajkumar Karki (kp 27/11/2019)

gress of Diktel water project sluggish (rep 21/11/2019)

Fresh drinking water projects to benefit 1,100 households in Makwanpur: Most households will have water taps installed by mid-December, officials say, by Pratap Bista (kp 19/11/2019)

Construction of Rohini Irrigation Project sluggish, by Mohammad Habib (rep 18/11/2019)

Rs 42 million Siraha dam collapses five months after it was built: Locals suspect use of substandard construction materials, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 13/11/2019)

Water project construction kicks off in Bhojpur district (ht 12/11/2019)

Melamchi official claims water will be supplied to Valley by this fiscal (ht 11/11/2019)

Locals excited over the construction of water projects in Sarangkot: Water taps are being installed in every household in Pandeli under the Budhimul Drinking Water Lifting Project Water, by Bina Thapa (kp 23/10/2019)

Melamchi board seeks work plan from Sinohydro (ht 16/10/2019)

Six years on, completion of drinking water project still uncertain, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 14/10/2019)

Govt awards Melamchi contract to Sinohydro: Chinese firm given one-year deadline from October 29 to complete remaining works (ht 30/09/2019), Sinohydro promises to complete Melamchi tunnel within a year: 15-month contract to be signed soon to complete headworks, by Himal Lamsal (rep 30/09/2019)

Centralisation of power reflected in drinking water projects: Move to bring 700 drinking water projects under federal government tramples upon provincial jurisdiction, province officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/09/2019)

Whither The Melamchi Project?, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 12/09/2019)

62 households in Salyan village deprived of drinking water due to dispute over the source: The local unit’s plan to construct a drinking water project to supply water to parched Kagkhola is in limbo as the locals of another village—which is water rich—has refused to share its water source, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 11/09/2019)

Sustainable rainwater harvesting and the water crisis in Kathmandu: Rainwater harvesting, along with permeable pavement co-management, can help realise both anthropogenic and environmental benefits, by Sneha Pandey (kp 11/09/2019)

Another Dashain is here but the Melamchi water is not: Several ministers and top leaders have repeatedly promised to bring drinking water from the much-awaited project to the homes of Kathmandu Valley residents. The wait continues, by Sanjeeb Phuyal (kp 10/09/2019)

Protesters demand water for irrigation (ht 10/09/2019)

Drinking water via deep boring system elates Kudu locals (ht 10/09/2019)

Protest over Melamchi project payment row continues: The protestors have demanded the resignation of Surya Prasad Kandel, alleging that he had embezzled equipment, by Anish Tiwari (kp 08/09/2019)

Loss of water due to tank leakage in Bhojpur: Around 1.5 litres of water is being wasted per second for the last two months, by Alisha Shrestha (kp 07/09/2019)

Lawmakers call for setting up independent entity to handle water supply, management, by Kamal Subedi (rep 06/09/2019)

Acute shortage of drinking water drives locals to engage in a lucky draw for their turn at the only community tap: The incomplete state of drinking water projects in Parbat has affected more than 10 other settlements, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 05/09/2019)

Vendors, suppliers to halt Melamchi construction (ht 05/09/2019), Five injured as protesters clash with security personnel at Melamchi Water Supply Project: The protesters were staging demonstrations demanding payment for their work when the clash occurred, by Anish Tiwari (kp 06/09/2019)

Melamchi project payment row could hinder work yet again: Vendors and suppliers hired by the previous contractor, Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna, threaten stir over unpaid dues, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 02/09/2019)

Small and medium-sized cities are highly prone to water insecurities: Climate change, rapid urbanisation and drying up of natural springs have worsened water crisis in Dharan and Dhulikhel, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 01/09/2019), Water security is a major issue for small and medium-sized cities, too: As cities are becoming more prone to water scarcity, the government needs to pay heed (kp 02/09/2019)

Construction of conservation ponds in Province 3 shows positive result: These conservation ponds have helped enhance underground water reserves, creating adequate water supply in the area, by Pratap Bista (kp 29/08/2019)

Govt’s delay in selecting contractor hits Melamchi (ht 28/08/2019)

Work on large-scale drinking water project begins in Hetauda: The federal government has contributed 70 percent of the project cost with the Hetauda Water Supply Management Board and Sub-metropolis covering the remaining cost of the project, by Subash Bidari (kp 21/08/2019)

Chinese contractor selected to complete Melamchi water project (rep 21/08/2019)

Kathmandu Valley’s stone spouts were once gushing with water. Now they’re slowly disappearing.: Threatened by haphazard development and a growing water crisis, Nepal’s ancient water management system is drying up, by Chase Brush (kp 17/08/2019), Gift from the pastThe Valley’s hitis must be saved for their practicality as well as aesthetic value (kp 19/08/2019)

Water-stressed Kathmandu, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 16/08/2019)

Nepal should reconsider water consumption patterns and protect its resources, new study warns: A recent report by World Resources Institute has ranked Nepal among the top 40 water-stressed countries in the world, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 15/08/2019)

14 drinking water projects in limbo for want of budget: Consumers have been waiting for access to drinking water for the past 10 years, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 07/08/2019)

Arghakhanchi village banks on rains for its water needs: Collecting rainwater saves them the trouble of carrying water from the nearest spring, half an hour walk downhill, by Birendra KC (kp 31/07/2019)

Chinese court orders review of earlier decisionHBL, BoK optimistic to receive counter guarantee money in Melamchi project case, by Umesh Poudel (ht 30/07/2019)

Rainwater harvesting emphasised (ht 29/07/2019)

Water shortage troubles Surkhet locals, by Ganesh Bishu (rep 29/07/2019)

Nepal must keep water on its land: Our ancestors knew how to store monsoon runoff for year-round use, we must learn from them, by Anil Chitrakar (nt 26/07/2019)

Govt shortlists two firms to complete Melamchi (ht 26/07/2019)

Unsafe to drink: Poor water supply has forced people to turn to unsustainable groundwater extraction (kp 24/07/2019)

E coli found in water supplied by drinking water project in Tikapur, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 24/07/2019)

Water crisis hits Dhankuta (ht 22/07/2019)

Local subcontractors, vendors working with Melamchi’s Italian contractor claim Rs1.67 billion in dues: At least 87 firms have submitted their claims to the committee formed to give its recommendations on paying companies left hanging after the project fell apart, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 20/07/2019)

Over 1,000 households in Dadeldhura reeling from acute shortage of water: Opening pathways and building roads have caused natural water sources to dry up, locals say, by Pant (kp 20/07/2019)

Rani Jamara Kulariya irrigation project yet to come into operation, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 18/07/2019)

Water harvesting used to make up for uncertain rainfall (ht 11/07/2019)

60 Chure households facing drinking water crisis, by Puskar Bhandari (rep 09/07/2019)

Declining underground water level triggers water shortage in Tarai, by Mohammad Habib (rep 08/07/2019), Where has the water gone? (rep 09/07/2019)

Kolti Bazaar reels under drinking water crisis, by Sangita Timalsena (kp 07/07/2019)

Two companies on Melamchi shortlist to complete project, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 04/07/2019)

Water crisis sparks migration in Bhojpur (ht 02/07/2019)

Drought hits  Panchthar hard (ht 02/07/2019)

Water woes end for Dhading denizens (ht 24/06/2019)

Locals stage rally against water crunch (ht 20/06/2019)

Water being extracted through deep boring system (ht 17/06/2019) [related to Bhojpur]

Water crisis worsens in Mugu towns, by Suman Malla (rep 17/06/2019)

Mid-hill road construction disrupts water projects in Dailekh villages, by Govinda KC (rep 17/06/2019)

Valley people protest against delayed Melamchi Water Supply Project, by Sonam Lama (rep 16/06/2019)

Water project elates locals (ht 13/06/2019)

Overcoming Drinking Water Woes, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 13/06/2019)

At least 6 months needed for Melamchi water to reach Ktm Valley (rep 10/06/2019) [Dream on!]

Recharging Nepal’s  mountain springsResearchers are studying a novel approach to determine where and how to intervene, by Sanita Dhaubanjar (kp 09/06/2019)

Raksirang locals reel under an acute water crisisEven though the villages are accessible by a motorable road, locals have to walk for at least two hours to reach the nearest water source, by Pratap Bista (kp 05/06/2019)

Melamchi project to take at least 18 months to complete: The Melamchi Water Supply Development Board invites bids to hire local contractors for the remaining works, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 04/06/2019)

Water crisis hits Surkhet (ht 02/06/2019)

Plan to invite fresh bids for Melamchi: Two different contractors likely to be hired for headworks and tunnel works, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 01/06/2019)

Musahars in Siraha forced to drink contaminated water (ht 29/05/2019)

Freshwater ecosystems: The protection of these ecosystems is vital to advance any developmental paradigm, by Tsewang Nuru Sherpa (kp 27/05/2019)

Is Melamchi Water Flowing?, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 26/05/2019)

Locals demand end to drinking water crisis (ht 24/05/2019)

Poor families loan money to  construct drinking water project (ht 24/05/2019)

Water crisis worsens in Bara as more tube wells go dry, by Pawan Yadav (kp 22/05/2019)

Drought parches Sindhuli villages: People blame haphazard construction of roads and infrastructure for the water crisis, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 19/05/2019)

Health officials urge city residents to be cautious about the water they drink: The detection of cholera in the Valley—much before monsoon sets in—is alarming, they say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/05/2019)

Top leaders mulling direct intervention over Melamchi: Dahal (rep 11/05/2019)

Water samples collected from Kathmandu’s cholera-hit area for lab test, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/05/2019), Coliform in water caused cholera case in capital (rep 10/05/2019)

Women-run drinking water project launched in the country (ht 09/05/2019)

Illegal crusher industries cause drinking water shortage in Chitwan (rep 06/05/2019)

Construction of water project delayed (ht 05/05/2019)

Province 5 struggling from severe water crisis (rep 04/05/2019)

Asian Development Bank vows to complete Melamchi project, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/05/2019), ADB to extend Melamchi project completion deadline if need be (ht 03/05/2019)

Indrawati residents reel under shortage of drinking water, by Anish Tiwari (kp 01/05/2019)

Water scarcity forces 45 households to migrate, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 23/04/2019)

Drinking water woes hit normal life in Baglung Bazar, by Sangam Gharti Magar (rep 18/04/2019)

Kundurtar canal construction resumes after 14 years (rep 18/04/2019)

Landless folk in Lamaha face drinking water shortage, by Shiva Puri (kp 17/04/2019)

Bajura residents in grip of water crisis (ht 14/03/2019)

Many drinking water projects in Kalikot are limited only to paper, by Tularam Pandey (kp 12/04/2019)

Water shortage in Khodpe Bazaar affects more than 200 families, by Tripti Shahi (kp 11/04/2019)

Melamchi works likely to gain momentum (ht 11/04/2019)

Local leaders request Province 3 government to end water scarcity in Ramechhap, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 10/04/2019)

Pyuthan building water reservoirs to recharge natural water sources, by Shamsher Bikram KC (rep 04/04/2019)

Melamchi board prepares document for new bidding to resume project: An official says around Rs2.5 billion neededto complete the project, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 29/03/2019)

Water quality testing equipment, kits to be sent to all local federal units, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/03/2019)

Rs36.37 billion irrigation scheme to bring water to parched Tarai farms, by Shiva Puri (kp 24/03/2019)

Nepali bureaucrats regularly asked for ‘their cut’ from Melamchi contractor, Italian officials say: Contractors from Italy-based Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna told the Post that government officials demanded commissions from their monthly salaries and other large payments, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/03/2019), Disgusting bureaucrats: Demands for commissions forced  the Melamchi contractor to leave (kp 22/03/2019)

Coming together for good: How a story on a village resulted in a reader-driven campaign to provide villagers with clean drinking water, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 16/03/2019)

Researchers call for sustainable water resources development, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 15/03/2019)

The tainted sourceContaminated water supply systems spread disease in the community (kp 13/03/2019)

E coli, coliform found in drinking water supplied in Kathmandu Valley: Water utility urges local governments to help control pig and duck farming in and around water sources, by Arkun Poudel (kp 11/03/2019)

Poor families in Bara drinking unsafe water, by Laxmi Sah (kp 10/03/2019)

Public and city planners welcome government’s ‘Water ATM’ service, but demand it free of charge, by Anup Ojha (kp 09/03/2019)

In Jumla, solar irrigation helps keep families together (kp 06/03/2019)

80 drinking water projects left in the lurch (ht 02/03/2019)

Water woes in Jhaukhel of Bhaktapur despite plenty of resources, by Krishna KC (rep 02/03/2019)

Khotang lift drinking water project nears completion (rep 25/02/2019)

Italian firm forwards demands for resuming Melamchi work: The implementing body told the Post it is unaware of the demands and has called on the line ministry for resolution, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/02/2019), Government ready to bring Italian builder back for Melamchi, minister says, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 23/02/2019), ADB not in favour of govt plan to rehire CMC (ht 27/02/2019)

Water crunch hits displaced quake survivors (ht 22/02/2019)

Chulachuli reeling under water crisis (ht 22/02/2019)

Locals of Beltar get water taps at doorstep (ht 18/02/2019)

Melanchi water supply project: Ministry yet to make assessment of remaining work (rep 13/02/2019), Government still pursuing Italian firm for Melamchi: House committee ask probe into what made CMC suddenly leave the project, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 15/02/209)

Drinking water shortage hits Nepalgunj (ht 12/02/2019)

Local contractors demand payments, blame government for Melamchi mess: The Italian builder owes nearly Rs1.5 billion, about 800 workers stranded, sub-contractors say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 11/02/2019)

Melamchi contract with Italian firm ends but government is still in talks: Ministry team is in Bangkok in ‘last-ditch effort’ to bring contractor back, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/02/2019), Government’s last-ditch effort to bring back Italian contractor for Melamchi project fails, by Bibek Subedi and Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 08/02/2019)

Canal construction gaining momentum in Bheri Babai, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 05/02/2019), Bheri Babai tunnel is 92pc complete, by Bibek Subedi (kp 08/02/2019)

Drinking water crisis hits Kundi school (kp 05/02/2019)

Irrigation project to come into operation in Rautahat (ht 24/01/2019)

A game of limbo: More thoughtful deliberation must factor into procurement and bidding (kp 23/01/2019)

Government scraps Melamchi contract of Italian builder: It will take at least a year to rope in a new contractor and resume works: Officials, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/01/2019), Officials mull special contract to bring Melamchi water to Valley by mid-April, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 21/01/2019), Melamchi Project consults with ADB to expedite work (kp 23/01/2019), Government may draft in Army for Melamchi project: But Army says there has been no communication yet, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/01/2019), House panel asks government to explore options for Melamchi: No problem in hiring local sub-contractor if Italian firm doesn’t return to resume work, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 25/01/2019)

Water shortage in Bhawar, by Pant (kp 20/01/2019)

Government mulls ending contract with Melamchi builder, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 19/01/2019)

Italian firm puts forth pre-conditions to resume work on Melamchi projectA high level official of the CMC demands no passport seizure and no travel ban; the government has yet to respond, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 15/01/2019)

High-level team from Italy visiting Nepal for Melamchi negotiations, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 06/01/2019), Italian contractor bargains with govt through its local agents: CMC's CEO Paolo Porcelli likely to visit Nepal to settle the matter (rep 06/01/2019), Italian contractor yet to return to work as promised (rep 10/01/2019), Uncertainty surrounds Melamchi project (ht 12/01/2019)

Foundation laid for sewage treatment plant (ht 04/01/2018)

Board hints at resuming Melamchi works if Italian firm doesn’t respond, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (01/01/2019)

Melamchi works yet to resume, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 24/12/2018), Hearing on Melamchi project on Wednesday (ht 24/12/2018), Ready to resume work, Melamchi builder takes back termination letter: Breakthrough in negotiations between Italian and Nepali officials comes after intervention by the Italian Embassy in New Delhi, by Chandan umar Mandal (kp 25/12/2018), Court orders to block Melamchi contractor’s bank guarantee, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 28/12/2018)

Rs38.80m irrigation project promises increased harvests, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/12/2018)

Italian builder’s staff trying to flee, say police: Officials familiar with Italian group refute claim; Police say eight CMC staffers including the project chief were caught from hotel. Blacklist sent to Immigration, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 18/12/2018), Staff of Italian contractor for Melamchi project detained briefly: Company's financial health downgraded in Italy (rep 18/12/2018), Italian contractor abandons Melamchi water project (ht 18/12/2018), Officials and Italian builder differ on Melamchi dispute, travel ban details: Authorities stopped two more Italians on Tuesday; Italians say government wanted to hold passports until project is over, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 19/12/2018), Talks on Melamchi project inconclusive: Govt exploring options to complete the project on schedule, by Umesh Poudel (ht 19/12/2018), No pay for 1,000 workers at Melamchi project since 2 months, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 20/12/2018), Government clueless over Melamchi Water Supply Project (rep 20/12/2018), Panel tells government to complete Melamchi project within deadline, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/12/2018), PM asks officials to continue project works with priority: Performance bonds be handled with care to ensure no losses are made to the state coffer (rep 23/12/2018)

In Jhalakpur, sweating it out for water, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 14/12/2018)

Sunkoshi-Kamala project on Centre’s priority list: Pun (kp 09/12/2018)

Cost-shared water projects cascade success in towns: Households in 20 project towns receive an average of 12 hours of daily water supply, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/12/2018)

Drinking water supply becoming challenging in Surkhet, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (kp 18/11/2018)

40 more working days before Melamchi water reaches Valley: Officials now blame poor time estimates for fresh delay (rep 31/10/2018)

Kavre locals get rid of drinking water woes (ht 30/10/2018)

94pc population to get drinking water (ht 28/10/2018)

‘Irrigation facility for 44,500 hectares more in three years’ (ht 28/10/2018)

Locals drinking contaminated water in Jajarkot (ht 22/10/2018)

Daraudi river project to benefit over 4,000 Gorkha households, by Hariram Uprety (kp 12/10/2018)

Solar water project benefits 30 families in Baddi Jyawan, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 05/10/2018)

Melamchi ‘to supply water in two months’ (kp 28/09/2018)

Parched city: Kathmandu’s thirst for water is growing but large infrastructural projects, experts say, are not a cure all, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/09/2018)

90pc water projects completed (kp 11/09/2018) [related to Sindhupalchok]

People drinking 'undrinkable' water in eastern Nepal: Study, by Amar Khadka (rep 04/09/2018)

Melamchi water unlikely by 2018-end (ht 04/09/2018)

India to build Mahakali main canal (kp 01/09/2018)

House panel tells water ministry to draft bill: The ministry functions without statutory law even after three years, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 29/08/2018)

‘Melamchi water will be delayed’: The Dashain deadline for project completion won’t be met as daily progress of work inside tunnel continues to fall behind schedule, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 25/08/2018)

Water project benefits Chepang Basti (kp 24/08/2018)

13 pc citizens have no access to drinking water, by Tika R Pradhan (22/08/2018)

Water suppliers warn of service closure (kp 21/08/2018) [Because of local taxes]

Thirst things first: The only solution to the perennial water shortage is Melamchi (kp 21/08/2018)

Government to bring integrated act to regulate water supply: Water security and quality to be main focus, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 21/08/2018)

Parts of Capital to get water five times a week, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 19/08/2018)

Access to drinking water enables villages to focus on sanitation, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 16/08/2018)

Chepangs of Odhare reeling under acute water crisis (ht 13/08/2018)

Three decades on, Babai Irrigation Project still incomplete, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 04/08/2018)

Politicians only milking Sikta Irrigation Project: Locals, by Arjun Oli (rep 31/07/2018), Why authorities are silent on the incidence of break down?, by Rudra Pangeni and Arjun Oli (rep 01/08/2018), Contractor responsible for repairing Sikta irrigation canal: Govt (rep 02/08/2018), Locals ‘find’ several vulnerable points along Sikta’s main canal, by Arjun Oli (rep 02/08/2018), Sikta Irrigation Project: Punish guilty parties (rep 09/08/2018), CIAA also forms panel to probe Sikta canal collapse (rep 11/08/2018), Sikta canal damaged at over 100 places, by Rudra Khadka and Arjun Oli (rep 12/08/2018), Several Sikta chiefs 'ignored' sub-standard work, by Rudra Khadka and Arjun Oli (rep 13/08/2018), MPs shied from reporting canal work flaws 4 years ago, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 14/08/2018), Main contractor outsourced work to four others for commissions, by Rudra Khadka and Arjun Parajuli (rep 15/08/2018), Locals hopeful of unbiased reports of Sikta investigation (rep 22/08/2018), Investigation finds 4 to 5 km of Sikta canal vulnerable (rep 23/08/2018), Did Sikta’s consultants do a proper job?, by Arjun Oli (rep 25/08/2018), PM dismissive of past irregularities in Sikta (rep 28/08/2018), Lack of water passages in canal a major fault, by Arjun Oli (rep 28/08/2018)

Rainwater harvesting: Water for future, by Abhishekh Chand (ht 27/07/29018)

Damdawali residents drink contaminated water from Babai River, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 25/07/2018)

Over 400 water projects incomplete or obsolete in Jajarkot district (kp 25/07/2018)

Main canal of Sikta Irrigation Project breaks down again: The main canal is supposed to hold 50 cumec of water. However, it broke down while the authorities were testing its capacity by releasing only 4 cumec of water, by Arjun Oli (rep 25/07/2018), Locals demand probe into Sikta canal collapse (rep 26/07/2018)

Drinking water problem finally solved for locals of Aapkhola, by Shamsher Bikram GC (rep 23/07/2018)

Bhaktapur faces water shortage as suppliers go on strike (kp 22/07/2018)

Gadhuwa hails Rs 10m potable water project (kp 21/07/2018)

Melamchi water supply project tests pipelines: Project Director Khatri says they will clean the pipelines completely before supplying water (kp 14/07/2018)

Water in crisis: Water enables life on Earth, but we are running out of it; hence urgent measures are needed to save the nature’s precious gift to mankind (ht 12/07/2018)

Drinking water pipeline expansion halted in Pokhara, by Dhan Basnet (rep 09/07/2018)

Lack of irrigation infrastructure holding back export potential: Two-thirds of arable land lacks irrigation infrastructure, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 01/07/2018)

Drinking water projects worth Rs 190 million stalled for years, by Govinda KC (rep 28/06/2018)

Melamchi contractor promises to supply water before Dashain, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 25/06/2018), Melamchi delays drain treasury, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 26/06/2018), Melamchi water to reach capital by Sept-end: Minister (rep 26/06/2018), Melamchi mirage: Perennial delay in Melamchi is costing the govt and Kathmandu residents dear (kp 27/06/2018), Water! Water! Melamchi project (rep 27/06/2018)

Drinking water problem no longer bothers locals of Pateni, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 21/06/2018)

Repair works at Gandak Canal delayed by India, by Shankar Acharya (kp 17/06/2018)

Lifting livelihoods by lifting water: A pump invented by a young Nepali engineer has shown it can transform Nepal’s farms, by Sabina Devkota (nt 15/06/2018)

Collected rainwater elates locals of Saptari (ht 13/06/2018)

Water supply disruption leaves Dhankuta high and dry (ht 12/06/2018)

Fund collected for drinking water project in Khotang (ht 10/06/2018)

Melamchi project crawls as Italian firm dithers on job, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/06/2018), Minister Magar seeks Italian govt mediation in Melamchi deadlock (kp 08/06/2018), Team from Italy to visit Nepal to resolve delays, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 12/06/2018), Italian contractor gets 212 more days to finish work, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 15/06/2018)

Baglung bazaar water crisis may end in two years, by Sangam Gharti Magar (rep 06/06/2018)

Katari locals reeling under water shortage (ht 03/06/2018), Water crisis worsens in Katari as mercury rises, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 04/06/2018)

Rani-Jamara-Kulariya irrigation project: Farmers in Tikapur see increased productivity, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 01/06/2018)

Declining water sources hit livelihoods of Jumla folks, by DB Buda (rep 28/05/2018)

Water shortage in Maranthana, by Giru Prasad Bhandari (kp 25/05/2018)

Study reveals potable water rife with bacteria (kp 16/05/2018)

Kudu villagers drink polluted river water, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 15/05/2018)

Water shortage compels villagers to defecate in forest, by Suman Malla (rep 07/05/2018)

Path to a sustainable future: Sustainable rain-water harvesting and waste-water management can alleviate drinking water scarcity, by Tsewang Nuru Sherpa (kp 01/05/2018)

Melamchi tunnel work halted (ht 01/05/2018)

Ensuring water security: MUWS best bet in hills, by Nani Raut, Smriti Gurung and Bed Mani Dahal (ht 30/04/2018)

'One home, one tap' campaign implemented in Syafru, by Himnath Devkota (rep 30/04/2018)

Chure destruction: Water sources 'disappearing' in Chure, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 28/04/2018)

Dhading folks reeling under water crisis (ht 25/04/2018)

Dream Coming True: Although it has taken almost a decade, the excavation of the Melamchi project’s tunnel has been completed (sp 20/04/2018)

Dharan reeling under water crisis (ht 15/04/2018)

Water shortage in Musahar settlement, by Shiva Puri (kp 14/04/2018)

Melamchi tunnel: Govt, donor ‘confident’ of large undertakings, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/04/2018)

Locals want their demands met before MWSP starts water supply (ht 13/04/2018)

Melamchi project: Govt rejects Italian firm’s demand for Rs1.65 billion, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 12/04/2018)

Land compensation dispute mars Babai Irrigation Project, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 11/04/2018)

Melamchi close to breakthrough (kp 10/04/2018), Melamchi project set for breakthrough, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/04/2018), Finally, Melamchi tunnel breakthrough (ht 10/05/2018), Melamchi project hits home run: Minister pledges Valley residents water before Dashain in October, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 11/04/2018), Pipe dreams: Poor planning and implementation of projects has repeatedly stopped development in its tracks (kp 11/04/2018), Melamchi makes tunnel breakthrough (ht 11/04/2018), Breakthrough in 27.5 km Melamchi tunnel: Water may reach Sundarijal by July end (rep 11/04/2018), Melamchi project’s tunnel excavation completed (ht 13/04/2018)

Kathmandu to host int’l meet on water, environment this week (kp 09/04/2018), Conference on water, environment concludes with 13-point resolution (ht 13/04/2018)

Country’s first irrigation system now a ‘flood risk’, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 09/04/2018)

Melamchi water: Not a pipedream now, by Balaram Sharma Chaulagain (ht 06/04/2018)

Rainwater collection eases supply crisis: Reports indicate that water sources in hills, mountains and plains are fast vanishing, by Arjun Bhushal (reop 04/04/2018)

Govt mulls integrated water policy (kp 03/04/2018)

Melamchi tunnel breakthrough soon (ht 31/03/2018)

Rolpa’s water woes ‘disappointing’ voters, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 29/03/2018)

Water projects not on priority list of local levels in Ramechhap (ht 28/03/2018)

Water crisis hits community hospital hard (ht 26/03/2018)

Scarcity of water affects education, agriculture in Kailali village (ht 25/03/2018)

Experts discuss water-related issues (kp 24/03/2018)

Over and under the pond: It’s time we took a scientific approach to understanding the origin of water resources, by Sanita Dhaubanjar, Patrick Drown and Luna Bharati (kp 23/03/2018)

Water of the ages: The irreplaceable loss of Kathmandu Valley’s historic hiti, by Alok Siddhi Tuladhar (nt 23/03/2018)

Water crisis hits Birendranagar locals hard (ht 22/03/2018)

Water shortage halts reconstruction in Sindhuli, by Anil Bhandari (rep 22/03/2018)

Water from Sunkoshi to be diverted to Bagmati, by Shiva Puri (kp 21/03/2018)

Water shortage hits Bajura villages (ht 03/03/2018)

Water crisis getting critical in Bhaktapur, by Krishna Kishi (rep 21/02/2018)

Nepal to host int’l meet on irrigation, drainage in May (kp 11/02/2018)

Water shortage hits Halesi Tuwachung folks hard (ht 11/02/2018), Water crisis hits Khotang headquarters hard, by Daman Rai (rep 11/02/2018)

Negligence of consumer committee stalls drinking water project, by DB Budha (rep 29/01/2018)

‘80pc of Melamchi pipeline laying works completed’ (kp 27/01/2018)

Water at midnight: Water is the symbol of anything that we hope for in recent times; it is culture, memory and history, by Abhi Subedi (kp 21/01/2018)

Sikta irrigation project: Contractor’s recklessness delays canal construction, by Janak Nepal and Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 14/01/2018)

Consumers decry use of low-quality pipes in lift drinking water project (ht 13/01/2018)

The Melamchi Mess, by Swasti Gautam (rep 12/01/2018)

Irrigation facility restored in Dhading: After harvesting paddy, farmers are preparing to plant potatoes and wheat (ht 10/01/2018)

Increasing cold in mountain districts bursts water pipes, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 10/01/2018)

Bheri waters to quench thirst of Surkhet denizens (ht 08/01/2018)

Dalit villages finally get clean drinking water, by Bishnu Prasad Devkota (rep 06/01/2018)

Melamchi: 8.3km tunnel works over (kp 31/12/2017)

Put back what you pump out: Kathmandu Valley’s water table is falling fast as demand for water empties aquifers, by Sonia Awale (nt 22/12/2017)

Drinking water crisis hits rural Bajhang, by Jagat Khadka (rep 19/12/2017)

What’s a river worth? Now is the time to implement rigorous water policies that ensure sustainable management and long-term health of rivers, by Sanita Dhaubanjar, Patrick Drown and Emma Karki (kp 15/12/2017)

Gandak Canal likely to reopen in 3 weeks, by Shankar Acharya (kp 12/12/2017)

Melamchi struggling to meet deadline (ht 12/12/2017), Melamchi closer to breakthrough (ht 15/12/2017)

Melamchi work continued on poll day (ht 09/12/2017)

Tunnel boring machine beats performance goal: At its current pace, the 12-km tunnel will be completed within 15 months, and the project will be finished before its March 2020 deadline (kp 06/12/2017)

Transit mixers stranded in Birgunj: Project officials hold public holidays and polls responsible (ht 05/12/2017)

Weak rocks reappear, hit Melamchi’s tunnel work (ht 02/12/2017)

MWSDB gearing up for second phase of Melamchi project (ht 28/11/2017)

Melamchi closer to meeting water supply target: The project is likely to start supplying water to the Valley by March (ht 26/11/2017)

Making water work Nepal has to create a proper, data-driven framework for effective water resource management, by Alaina B. Teplitz (kp 24/11/2017)

Melamchi project: Tunnel works push back deadline further, by Anup Ojha (kp 10/11/2017)

MWSP likely to miss tunnel breakthrough deadline: At current pace, it will take the contractor another 50 days to accomplish the task (ht 04/11/2017)

What's in for us? (nt 27/10/2017)

Melamchi water supply project: Testing of treatment plant completed (ht 27/10/2017), Tunnel excavation work still moving at a snail’s pace (ht 28/10/2017)

Melamchi risks: Host communities will have increased expectations, especially from ambitious projects involving inter-state transfer of water, by Devendra Gautam (rep 25/10/2017)

Siradi locals facing acute water shortage (ht 16/10/2017)

Drinking water supply scheme inaugurated (ht 15/10/2017)

Melamchi water project an open-ended mission (kp 13/10/2017), Testing of second filter cell begins (ht 13/10/2017)

Melamchi project: 95 pc tunnel excavation work completed (kp 10/10/2017), Melamchi tunnel breakthrough in December (ht 14/10/2017)

Curbing outbreaks: Drinking water supplies must be protected by treatment measures to advance public health, by Kedar Karki (kp 08/10/2017)

Govt pressured to do QC on Sikta canal, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 08/10/2017)

MWSP wasting 30m litres of water daily, by Pramod Kumar Tandan (ht 07/10/2017)

Water project brings joy to locals of Ramechhap (ht 03/10/2017)

7 drinking water projects initiated in Tehrathum (ht 02/10/2017)

Tunnel Boring For Irrigation, by Rajendra Prasad Adhikari (rn 26/09/2017)

Drinking water supply cut off for nearly three months in Saptari (ht 26/09/2017)

‘Six more months for Melamchi  completion’ (kp 25/09/2017), Melamchi water supply from March 26, says contractor, by Pramod Kumar Tandan (ht 25/09/2017), 90pc pipeline laying work completed (ht 05/110/2017)

Child-friendly taps elate locals in Reugha village, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 21/09/2017)

Melamchi contractor promises tunnel breakthrough by December (ht 20/09/2017)

Melamchi water treatment plant begins test operation (ht 18/09/2017), Test operation of treatment plant to be halted (ht 20/09/2017)

Contested waters: Instead of staying aloof development partners should help strengthen Nepal's water sovereignty, by Devendra Gautam (rep 17/09/2017)

Drinking water crisis to deepen in Panchthar as project stalled, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 14/09/2017)

Melamchi to be delayed yet again (ht 06/09/2017), Melamchi water for all only over time: KUKL chief, by Khilak Budhatokhi (rep 06/09/2017)

Dreams are far from reality: The Melamchi project might have already become a metaphor for our inaction and failure to match aspirations, by Abhi Subedi (kp 03/09/2017)

Melamchi contractor faces fine of Rs 2.1m/day (ht 30/08/2017)

‘Melamchi tunnel breakthrough by November’ (ht 27/08/2017)

Gandak Canal suffers damage worth Rs 700m, by Shankar Acharya (kp 27/08/2017)

Not enough for everyone: Melamchi water distribution will reflect the city’s existing inequities, by Sonia Awale (nt 25/08/2017)

Pokhara residents demand clean drinking water (ht 19/08/2017)

Govt to work with local level on water supply (kp 15/08/2017)

Construction resumes at Melamchi project (kp 09/08/2017), Pay dispute could affect Melamchi project’s deadline (ht 09/08/2017)

Water supply from Melamchi likely to be delayed by six months (ht 04/08/2017)

Water shortage gets worse in Baitadi villages, by Bira Gadal (02/08/2017)

Sikta irrigation project: 13 years on, nat’l pride project still incomplete, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 01/08/2017)

Irrigation project staffers demand commission (ht 30/07/2017)

‘Water supply, sewerage systems need restructuring’, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 23/07/2017)

Rs 12b Kailali irrigation project 70pc complete, by Ganesh Chaudhari (kp 21/07/2017)

Handedanda locals elated as water woes end (ht 18/07/2017)

Four-decade-old Parbat irrigation project nears completion: Locals worried about project's sustainability, by Chabilal Tiwari (rep 18/07/2017)

66 per cent water consumed in Valley contaminated: Even purified bottled water contains deadly microbes, E coli and coliform (ht 15/07/2017)

Human right to water; Revitalising Kathmandu’s ancient water system can address issues of water insecurity, vulnerability to disasters and loss of cultural heritage, by Olivia Molden, Nicholas Griffin and Prakash Mani Sharma (kp 14/07/2017), ‘Achieving access to water for all fraught with challenges’ (ht 14/07/2017)

60,000 locals of Baglung deprived of drinking water as landslides destroy water pipes, by Sangam Gharti Magar (rep 14/07/2017)

Rain, rain everywhere, but not a drop to drink (ht 10/07/2017)

Drinking water shortage in flood-hit Saptari villages (kp 07/07/2017)

Melamchi tunnel digging delayed, by Sabin Mishra (ht 03/07/2017), Geological difficulties slowing tunnel excavation work (ht 07/07/2017)

Drinking water woes come to an end in Waling (ht 01/07/2017)

Dhading village turns to deep bore-well as water sources dry (ht 30/06/2017)

All dried up: Melamchi appears to be a ‘quick fix’ that undercuts attempts to find equally tenable and complementary solutions, by Deepak Thapa (kp 29/06/2017)

Water scarcity leaves Bandipur high and dry, by Kisaan Sangit Nepali (rep 29/06/2017)

Melamchi project set to miss Oct deadline (ht 28/06/2017)

The parched valley: Kathmandu residents can’t pin their hopes on Melamchi, which, when complete, will meet only one-third of the valley’s demand, by Jayash Paudel (rep 25/06/2017)

Locals drinking contaminated water in Charikot and its vicinity (ht 23/06/2017)

Solution To Terai Political Dispute Primary Role of Water Resources, by A.B. Thapa (sp 23/06/2017)

Palungtar boasts of a new drinking water project: The project costing Rs 70 million will benefit 900 households, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 21/06/2017)

3 workers buried to death while laying water supply pipeline (kp 15/06/2017)

Jajarkot village reeling under acute water crisis (kp 13/06/2017)

Melamchi unlikely to meet October deadline, by Chandan Kumar Dahal (kp 10/06/2017), Melamchi project to conduct test run of water treatment plant from next month (ht 12/06/2017)

Don't wait for Melamchi: Even if there is water in your tap, it makes sense to harvest rainwater, by Tyler Mcmahon (nt 09/06/2017)

KUKL to build three water treatment plants in valley (kp 02/06/2017)

Gadhawa village faces water crisis: Locals have no option than to walk across the border to India to fetch water (kp 25/05/2017)

Majority of Nepalis still lack access to clean and safe drinking water: Only 12 to 15 per cent people have access to safe drinking water (ht 25/05/2017)

Melamchi set to miss third deadline (ht 19/05/2017), Second phase of Melamchi water project begins (ht 21/05/2017)

Kummayak villages reel under water crisis, by Shahiman Rai (kp 16/05/2017)

Melamchi to test distribution pipelines with Bagmati water (ht 09/05/2017)

KUKL supplying 1.5 crore litres more water daily (ht 29/04/2017)

Water shortage halts rebuilding in Sindhupalchok, by Anup Ojha (kp 25/04/2017)

Details sought of drainage systems connected to rivers (ht 24/04/2017)

Melamchi project to conduct test run of water treatment plant in July: The water treatment plant is a major component of the project which aims to supply 170 million litres of drinking water to Kathmandu daily (kp 21/04/2017)

Triyuga faces acute water shortage (ht 21/04/2017)

Water sources dry up after illegal stone mining, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 19/04/2017)

Surkhet reels under acute drinking water shortage, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 18/04/2017)

Jureli villagers in Jajarkot reel under drinking water crisis, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 16/04/2017)

Call for steps to conserve dwindling water resources (ht 14/04/2017)

Water crunch hits Udayapur Dalit settlement (ht 11/04/2017)

Waiting for water: Unforeseen delays in the Melamchi dream project may push completion deadline further, by Pawan Timilsina (ht 09/04/2017)

Melamchi project likely to meet deadline (kp 08/04/2017)

PAC instructs MWSP to complete works on time: Water project also told to tidy up after completing pipe installation (kp 05/04/2017), Perennial delay: Timely completion of Melamchi project will alleviate Kathmandu’s three problems (kp 05/04/2017)

Plan afoot to deal with possible water crisis in Himalayas (rep 05/04/2017)

Baitadi reeling under drinking water crisis (kp 03/04/2017)

KUKL told to cut water supply to wilful defaulters (ht 31/03/2017)

‘Recycling key to solving water crisis’ (ht 23/03/2017), Reuse and recycle: For women left behind problems arising from water scarcity and water-induced disasters make them more vulnerable, by Pranita Bhushan Udas (rep 23/03/2017)

Bajhang Locals forced to drink dirty river water, by Jagat Khadka (rep 23/03/2017)

KUKL's revenue down by Rs 82 million (rep 23/03/2017)

Tumultuous chapter in KUKL closes with Basnet’s resignation: Nepal Chamber of Commerce to send new member to represent the private sector, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 22/03/2017)

Govt to take steps to protect water sources (ht 20/03/2017), Save water sources: The catchment areas should be protected from human encroachment in the endeavor for sustaining water supply systems (ht 21/03/2017)

Pre-construction work of Bheri-Babai project set for mid-July completion, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 19/03/2017)

Govt begins categorising quality of water (ht 18/03/2017)

Ghanashyam Bhattarai elected KUKL Chairman (rep 18/03/2017)

Melamchi gets USD 3m to expedite tunnel work (ht 13/03/2017)

Snow-fed ponds to irrigate fields (ht 10/03/2017)

Melamchi not a mirage anymore, by Sonia Awale (nt 10/03/2017)

KUKL board to elect new chairman next week: The board will elect a new chairman to replace Suresh Basnet, who has lost the support of most of the staff and board members because of his high-handed attitude (kp 09/03/2017), At long last: KUKL needs a competent chairperson to bring about much-needed reform (kp 10/03/2017)

Water supply, sanitation coverage remains stagnant (ht 09/03/2017), Water coverage: Questions of the levels of improved water supply and sanitation remain, as regards quality, quantity and regularity (ht 10/03/2017)

66 water projects incomplete for want of budget, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 07/03/2017)

KUKL to raise paid-up capital to Rs 100 million (rep 06/03/2017)

Salleri locals forced to drink unsafe water (kp 05/03/2017)

KUKL refuses to respond to RTI petition (rep 02/03/2017)

Water crisis prompts exodus, by Shyam Rai (ht 02/03/2017)

Harvesting rainwater: All households should be required to harvest rainwater. The government should also build small-scale reservoirs in the surrounding hills of the Valley (ht 28/02/2017)

Lalitpur folks lead the way in water conservation (ht 27/02/2017)

Melamchi struggling to meet deadline (kp 26/02/2017)

Schools in Ilam reeling under acute water shortage (ht 25/02/2017)

Chure destruction: Water sources fast drying up, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 20/02/2017)

Melamchi project: Distribution system to be built in four months (ht 18/02/2017)

No pipe dream: With a hurdle of KUKL sorted out, efficient supply of Melamchi water looks possible (kp 16/02/2017)

Water quality to be monitored (ht 15/02/2017)

KUKL imposes water tariff without supplying water! (kp 13/02/2017)

KUKL employees demand resignation of Chairman Basnet: Basnet says ADB wants his ouster (rep 13/02/2017), Unpopular KUKL chair withdraws court cases (kp 17/02/2017)

Village folk in Parbat take the lottery route to fill water, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 12/02/2017)

Off the deep end: As dust plumes from the Melamchi drinking water project continue to choke the Capital and its residents, it is,  perhaps, ironic that existing traditional water infrastructures remain ignored and in varying states of disrepair, by Astha Joshi (kp 11/02/2017)

DoWSS to launch 41 drinking projects (kp 10/02/2017)

MoWSS seeks Rs 310m to repair water pipelines (kp 04/02/2017)

KUKL chairman agrees to withdraw court case: Move paves way for company to elect new head right after holding AGM on March 5, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 04/02/2017)

Business licence for water tankers to be compulsory (ht 03/02/2017)

Ductile iron pipes spanning 37km installed so far: MWSP (kp 02/02/2017)

Price of priceless water: Explore market, by Harihar Guragain (ht 30/01/2017)

Melamchi likely to miss deadline for supplying water (ht 29/01/2017), Melamchi pipe laying work creates traffic snarls in Valley (rep 31/01/2017)

Water from Melamchi: 90 percent construction of five reservoirs completed, by Anup Ojha (kp 26/01/2017)

About Rs 31 billion spent on Melamchi Project, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 21/01/2017)

2,700 tube wells installed in 12 Tarai districts (kp 20/01/2017)

Nepal-Bharat Maitri Irrigation Project inaugurated (ht 20/01/2017)

Mismanaged KUKL: The organisation needs an urgent overhaul to ensure efficient distribution of Melamchi water, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 17/01/2017)

Govt unlikely to meet water supply target (ht 14/01/2017)

Access to drinking water: House panel asks govt to devise a detailed plan (kp 11/01/2017)

Water crisis: Formidable challenges, by Surendra Bahadur Sijapati (ht 09/01/2017)

Govt considers offering KUKL’s shares to public: Proposes appointing senior official as chairman by removing Suresh Basnet, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 09/01/2017)

KUKL chief's court case affects Melamchi water distribution work (rep 07/01/2017)

Water project nears completion (kp 06/01/2017)

Recharging the Mountains: As natural springs dry up, more families are selling their land and moving out of the mid-hills of Nepal, by Sonia Awale (nt 06/01/2017), H2O: How to rehydrate Nepal’s thirsty villages (nt 06/01/2017)

Water tanker operators doing brisk business in quake-hit Salyantar, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 03/01/2017)

Better irrigation: A recently introduced technology can help in the effective utilisation of Nepal’s water resources, by Sanjib Chaudhary and Ganesh Ram Sinkemana (kp 01/01/2016)

Rs 4b for Pokhara water project (kp 30/12/2016)

Water woes: Water storage projects are necessary to tackle the approaching water crisis in South Asia, by Shital Babu Regmee (kp 30/12/2016)

Breakthrough in 22km Melamchi tunnel, by Bibek Subedi (kp 29/12/2016), Key first section of Melamchi water tunnel completed (ht 29/12/2016), Why it took 23 years to dig 22 km tunnel: Expert suggests setting up independent inquiry, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 31/12/2016)

Water shortage further punishes quake victims, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 29/12/2016)

Melamchi pipeline may not sustain earthquakes of higher intensity: Report, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 28/12/2016)

Listen to the experts: Nepal should harness water resources and cash in on its proximity to India and China, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 27/12/2016)

Pancheshwar DPR to be finalised next Feb (kp 27/12/2016)

Harvest rainwater: The government can identify various locations where a number of reservoirs can be built not only for drinking purposes but also for irrigation and recreation (ht 20/12/2016)

Kavre villages revive dry springs (ht 19/12/2016)

KUKL water supply system to go hi-tech (rep 19/12/2016)

‘Basic drinking water supplies across country in two years’ (kp 18/12/2016)

Water scarcity hits Triyuga (ht 17/12/2016)

Court hearing deferral allows controversial KUKL chair to retain his post, bdy Rupak D. Sharma (kp 14/12/2016), KUKL chair’s conduct prompts govt to take regressive step, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 15/12/2016)

ADB steps up efforts to begin Melamchi II (kp 09/12/2016)

Chepangs submit memo to lawmaker (ht 09/12/2016)

Dispute causes water crisis in Dhading (ht 05/12/2016)

First the good news about Melamchi: Water from Melamchi will finally flow out of Kathmandu taps, but not everywhere, by Om Astha Rai (nt 02/12/2016)

Water crisis hits school kids hard in Ramechhap (ht 30/11/2016)

KUKL efficacy in doubt: Completion of Melamchi project may not translate to respite from water-related woes with decisions pending (ht 30/11/2016)

Water shortage hits Bajura locals hard (ht 26/11/2016)

Chasing Warter: From shortage to sustainability, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 25/11/2016)

MPs against unchecked groundwater extraction (kp 25/11/2016)

When every drop counts, by Simrika Sharma (rep 25/11/2016)

Water shortage in Rukumkot, by Hari Gautam (kp 24/11/2016)

Melamchi project completes 64 per cent work in installing pipeline (ht 20/11/2016)

Excess quarrying threat to irrigation projects in Jhapa: Quarry operators have been found breaching  the extraction limit of 877,176 cubic metres (kp 15/11/2016)

My water, your water: Good laws need to be made to avert possible conflicts between the states over water; As Nepal is finalising the boundaries of the proposed federal states, we need to be thoughtful and smart  to avoid the kind of water-related disputes that have been taking place in our neighbouring countries, by Chandra Lal Pandey (kp 15/11/2016)

KUKL in a shambles as water  is channelled from Melamchi: Fears of mismanagement in supply even after Melamchi water gushes to Valley, thanks to the KUKL board that delays decisions crucial for improving service, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 07/11/2016), Discouraging sign: Dire state of KUKL dampens hopes of people for smooth water supply (kp 08/11/2016)

Water, sanitation projects launched (ht 05/11/2016)

Melamchi project given 2017 deadline (kp 25/10/2016)

High and dry: Cities in the foothills of the snowy Himalaya ironically suffer from water shortages, by Hemant Ojha (kp 21/10/2016)

Work on Bheri-Babai Multipurpose Project gathers momentum (ht 21/10/2016)

Udayapur district reels under water scarcity, by Mahesh Kumar Paudel (rep 20/10/2016)

73 per cent works on Melamchi tunnel boring completed (ht 14/10/2016)

Bhirkot locals seek end to water woes (ht 08/10/2016)

Bill proposes to impose service charge on irrigation: The existing regulation allows the consumer committees to raise fees from farmers for maintenance of irrigation system (kp 02/10/2016)

Urban water crisis: Nepal does not lack water but the wisdom to manage it effectively and efficiently, by Sun Xi (kp 29/09/2016)

Sikta irrigation project: Damaged canal section repaired (kp 29/09/2016)

Land attachment for Melamchi Project hassling Katunje locals (kp 13/09/2016)

Melamchi drinking water project: Tunnel work likely to be completed by June 2017, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/09/2016)

Chepangs living on rainwater in Dhading (kp 09/09/2016)

Dipayal locals reeling under water crisis (ht 06/09/2016)

Kalikot drinking water projects in state of disrepair, by Tularam Pandey (kp 18/08/2016)

Ramechhap parched in monsoon, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 09/08/2016)

Pokhara facing water crisis (kp 08/08/2016)

270 million litres water per day in Valley: Completion of Melamchi project could bring 100 litres per household, each day (ht 02/08/2016), Melamchi project unlikely to meet increasing water demand in Valley (ht 05/08/2016)

Bheri-Babai project being rushed to meet deadline, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 28/07/2016)

Water supply brings joy (kp 24/07/2016)

Prolonged drought in Jajarkot triggers exodus (ht 23/07/2016)

Okhaldhunga faces drinking water crisis (ht 17/07/2016)

Water supply from Melamchi might be too little, too late, by Pramod Kumar Tandan (kp 12/07/2016)

Illegal land occupation sparks water scarcity, by Durgalal KC (kp 03/07/2016)

Sikta irrigation canal crumbles during trial run, by Arjun Oli (rep 29/06/2016), 'Use of substandard materials led to collapse of canal', by Arjun Oli (rep 30/06/2016), Trial and failure: Big infrastructure should be prevented from becoming a Damocles sword (kp 01/07/2016)

Despite rains, water crisis remains in Valley, by Pramod Kumar Tandan (ht 26/06/2016), Water shortage (ht 27/06/2016)

Water crisis triggers exodus of villagers, by Jaya Ram Gautam (ht 19/06/2016)

Water scarcity causes exodus in Doti village, by Mohan Shahi (kp 08/06/2016)

Bhojpur reeling under water shortage (kp 04/06/2016)

Kurule tenupa: A village in eastern Nepal is emptying because it is just too difficult to find water, by Kishor Sharma (nt 03/06/2016)

Locals drink polluted water as authorities fail to fix damaged pipelines, by Yoges Rawal (rep 01/06/2016)

Unpaid, Babai levee workers warn of strike: Water Induced Disaster Control Office in Bardiya has not paid the workers involved in embankment project in three months, by Kamal Panthi (kp 31/05/2016)

Mountain people: The government should declare Karnali as a drought-prone area and adopt policies and programmes suitable for the region, by Geeta Pandedy (kp 31/05/2016)

Melamchi project to be completed in 16 months (ht 30/05/2016)

Rs 5.9b for improving water supply in Valley (kp 29/05/2016)

Entire settlement relocated after drinking water crisis: Water resources have dried up due to prolonged drought and low snowfall in the region (kp 29/05/2016)

Achham folks reeling under water crisis (ht 28/05/2016)

Who owns water? Commercial sale of water without a license is illegal. Similarly, no one, not even a community, can occupy or hold any portion of water, by Surya Nath Upadhyay (rep 28/05/2016)

Long walk to recovery: Last year’s quakes seem to have exacerbated Nepal’s water crisis, by Heema Rai (kp 22/05/2016)

Lack of rainfall fuels drinking water crisis, by Madhav Aryal (kp 17/05/2016)

Water crisis: The Valley has witnessed the population growth geometrically every time the country witnessed major political upheavals since the 1990s (ht 17/05/2016)

Water crisis may persist for a decade, by Pramod Kumar Tandan (ht 16/05/2016) [And why should it stop after a decade??]

Worsening water crisis affects about 30,000 locals, by Dhurba Dangal (rep 16(/05/2016)

Salyan folk left high and dry, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 15/05/2016)

Valley groundwater level drastically down: Over-exploitation of natural resources has led to falling of levels up to 10 metres in some places, by Pramof Kumar Tandan (ht 12/05/2016), Alarming decline (ht 13/05/2016)

Tapping water: Most irrigation systems in Nepal are fed by small and medium rivers that depend on rains, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 10/05/2016)

Tansen reeling under water shortage (ht 08/05/2016)

Drought halts water projects in Bajhang (kp 05/05/2016)

Dhading water scarcity hits displaced families most, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 04/05/2016)

Tap water: Piped gas may be a distant dream, but piped water shouldn’t have to be (kp 04/05/2016)

Water getting more scarce for Valley folk (kp 03/05/2016)

Water crisis in Bhaktapur (kp 02/05/2016)

Water sources drying up (ht 02/05/2016)

Melamchi drinking water project: Tunnel to complete ‘within a year’, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/05/2016)

Water crisis deepens in Kathmandy valley (rep 30/04/2016), Dry spell grips Karnali, by DB Buda (rep 30/04/2016), Excessive land mining at Chure causes water sources to dry up, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 30/04/2016)

Water sources dry up in Jajarkot, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 28/04/2016)

Water shortage hits Tikapur, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 28/04/2016)

Water crisis hits Udayapur hard (ht 27/04/2016)

Pvt water suppliers fleece consumers as water woes deepens, by Sagar Ghimire and Santosh Neupane (rep 26/04/2016)

Severe water crunch hits Hetauda (ht 24/04/2016)

Water shortage adds to hardship of quake survivors (kp 24/04/2016)

Gulmi villages parched as water sources dry up, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 23/04/2016)

Water crisis hits eastern region (rep 23/04/2016)

No homes no water: The earthquake has disrupted aquifers, making this dry season’s water scarcity much more acute, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 22/04/2016)

Northern Mahottari villages reel under water crunch: Rampant exploitation of Chure partly blamed, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 20/04/2016)

Water woes in Parbat: Schoolchildren return home with water for the family, by Chhabilal Tiweari (rep 18/04/2016)

Water sources drying up fast in hills, Tarai, by Amar Khadka and Dhruba Dangal (rep 18/04/2016)

Far West water sources dry up in worst drougth: Many lakes on the foothills of the Mahabharat range go dry, causing drinking water scarcity, by DR Panta (kp 16/04/2016)

Tapping water: For a country dependent on agriculture, a reactive irrigation policy is dangerous (kp 15/04/2016)

Protest blocks Butwal drinking water project, by Amrita Anmol (kp 07/04/2016)

Over dozen Dhankuta VDCs reeling under water crisis, by Siddharaj Rai (rep 06/04/2016)

Rs22b irrigation scheme for Tarai-Madhes planned (kp 02/04/2016)

Melamchi drinking water project: ADB expresses interest in funding second phase (kp 29/03/2016), Coming true: At one time Malamchi had become a butt of jokes. Now it is a very real prospect, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 31/03/2016)

Mugu parched as prolonged drought dries water sources, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 28/03/2016)

Missed opportunities: A forced levy on public toilets can only drive the poor to nearest and most convenient open space, by Shyam KC (kp 25/03/2016)

Stone water spouts in capital going dry, by Sanskriti Acharya (rep 25/03/2016)

In deep waters: Ensuring universal access to water in Nepal calls for out-of-the-box thinking (kp 22/03/2016), Addressing water scarcity: The recent drying-up of springs is menacing the livelihood of communities in the middle hills, by Santosh Nepal and Nilhari Neupane (kp 22/03/2016), ‘Safe water must for healthy life’ (ht 23/03/2016)

No water at the end of Melamchi tunnel, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 21/03/2016)

Dadeldhura water projects sitting idle (ht 21/03/2016)

Master plan on Water resources ‘ready’ (kp 18/03/2016)

Going with the flow: orld Water Day on 22 March must be an occasion to preserve Kathmandu's ancient waterspouts, by Liew Yu Wei (ht 18/03/2016)

Watered down: Is water no more one of the key issues between Nepal and India?, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 18/03/2016)

Water shortage hits Phakel VDC locals hard (ht 15/03/2016)

Untapped water: If water is not used for electricity generation and agricultural production, the benefits are lost forever, by Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada (kp 14/03/2016)

Quake, dry spell worsen Valley’s water woes: Prolonged power outages hit 200,000 households supplied by the KUKL (kp 12/03/2016)

Acute water crisis in Bhojpur Municipality (ht 12/03/2016)

325 water sources of quake-hit 14 districts dried up, by Arjun Poudel (rep 12/03/2016)

Tube well demand soars as irrigation project falls short, by Binod Bhandari (kp 11/03/2016)

How WASH services can bring prosperity to communities, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 09/03/2016)

Water crunch hits Dadeldhura (ht 01/03/2016)

Water supply project obstructed (ht 26/02/2016)

Khotang locals reeling under water shortage  (ht 26/02/2016)

Women prefer to avoid Kathmandu's public toilets, by Isha Pandey (rep 18/02/2016)

‘Govt committed to meeting water demand’ (ht 14/02/2016)

‘Vested interest in Rs 90m maintenance bill behind Melamchi pipeline delay’, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 13/02/2016)

Govt to classify water supplied by tanker (kp 02/02/2016)

Ramechhap locals reeling under water crisis (ht 31/01/2016)

Acute shortage of water taking its toll on Silgadi folks (ht 25/01/2016)

Lalitpur to turn to stone spouts: If managed well, traditional taps could meet 27 pc of daily demand, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 16/01/2016)

Water crisis in Gorkha school (kp 16/01/2016)

Drought deepens drinking water crisis in Mugu, by Suman Malla (rep 04/01/2016)

Delay-plagued Melamchi project hits another snag, by Anup Oja (kp 22/12/2015)

Barrage to be built on Sapta Koshi, by Abadesh Kumar Jha (kp 19/12/2015)

Drinking water crunch in Baireni (ht 01/12/2015)

No place called home: Without water, people will continue to migrate elsewhere in search of employment, by Priyanie Amerasinghe and Fraser Sugden (kp 22/11/2015)

Toilet talk: We need to break the silence and talk about our defecation habits and how they affect our everyday life, by Bicram Rijal (kp 19/11/2015)

Lift irrigation project to benefit affected locals, by Motilal Poudel (kp 27/10/2015)

Water shortage hits Rina Bazaar (ht 26/10/2015)

Harnessing water: A holistic approach is needed to build the resilience of communities to climate change, by Jagadish C. Baral (kp 25/10/2015)

Fuel shortage hits water supply in Valley (ht 10/10/2015)

Dhading village reeling under water scarcity for months (ht 25/09/2015)

Single women build water supply project, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 21/09/2015)

Melamchi water supply project: Italian tunnel contractor ‘breaches’ pact, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 14/09/2015), Dream project: Government must ensure that the Melamchi Project is completed by 2016 (kp 16/09/2015)

Stench from leaking drainage irks public (kp 13/09/2015)

Water project completed (ht 13/09/2015)

Out in the open: The state should deliver sanitation services just as it expects its citizens to build toilets, by Bicram Rijal (kp 10/09/2015)

Kathmandu metro to test drinking water, by Thomas Bogaty (ht 08/09/2015)

Two paradoxes: Assessing irrigation projects just in terms of cost and benefit could marginalise the poor, by Jagadish C. Baral (kp 06/09/2015)

Melamchi project: 40pc of work completed (kp 27/08/2015), Melamchi project completes installing 40 pc pipeline in capital (rep 29/08/2015), Half of Melamchi waters 'to be used’ for Bagmati regeneration , by Gaurav Thapa (kp 31/08/2015)

Rupandehi irrigation project faces closure, by Amrita Anmol (kp 27/08/2015)

Tap the rain: Water problems in Kathmandu Valley have been compounded due to our inability to use rainwater, by Uddhab Raj Pandey (rep 26/08/2015)

Under observation: Nepal needs to invest in safe water supply systems and sewage disposal to prevent frequent cholera outbreaks, by Prativa Pandey (kp 21/08/2015)

Raise investment: Lack of funding has placed water and sanitation under risk, by Govind Shrestha (rep 13/08/2015)

Melamchi water supply project: Treatment plant to run on overdrive, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 10/08/2015)

Bheri-Babai project: Work expected to end in 58 months, by Moti Lal Poudel (kp 27/07/2015)

Round-the-year irrigation in Tarai in five years, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/07/2015)

For want of water: The disaster could be an opportunity to pilot earthquake-resilient small-scale irrigation scheme designs in the hills and plains, by Fraser Sugden and Prachanda Pradhan (kp 12/07/2015)

Two water projects in pipeline in Surkhet (ht 12/07/2015)

Irrigation projects damaged (ht 08/07/2015)

Chure deforestation causes water crisis in Dadeldhura (ht 07/07/2015)

Rukum women build irrigation canal (ht 02/07/2015)

Drinking water projects in quake-hit districts report huge damage, by Riwaj Rai (rep 29/06/2015)

Ageing Sunsari-Morang irrigation line in dire straits, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 22/06/2015)

Jajarkot district HQ reeling under water crisis (ht 21/06/2015)

River pollution exacerbates water scarcity in Hetauda, by Upendra Yadav (rep 19/06/2015)

Drinking water shortage hits remote Dhading village, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 18/06/2015)

Dipayal reeling under water crisis (ht 09/06/2015)

Drinking water crunch hits far-west region (ht 02/06/2015)

Govt to infuse Rs16b in irrigation project, by Chitranga Thapa (kp 01/06/2015)

KUKL fails to deliver water purified by German team Lack of tankers,human resources leaving denizens thirsty, by Thomas Bogaty (ht 08/05/2015)

Water shortage worsens in Valley after quake, by Riwaj Rai (rep 07/05/20125)

Water crisis in Nuwakot, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 03/05/2015)

Valley’s blocked underground water sources open up: Experts urge people not to consume it without proper testing as that could prove detrimental, by Thomas Bogaty (ht 01/05/2015)

Water politics: Just as oil shaped the 20th century, water is rapidly becoming the critical resource in the 21st century, by Vikash Raj Satyal (rep 22/04/2015)

Constant water shortages compel Simalgairi locals to start laying pipelines, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 21/04/2015)

Melamchi counter-guarantee row: Patan court rules in favour of Melamchi, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/04/2015), Banks to appeal against order to pay counter guarantee (kp 21/04/2015), HBL, BoK to move apex court to halt guarantee payment (ht 21/04/2014)

Rainwater harvesting (ht 20/04/2015)

Water crisis worsens as KUKL remains dysfunctional: Officials (kp 20/04/2015)

Population explosion,urbanisation depleting groundwater (ht 19/04/2015)

Melamchi project: Contractor throws board into tizzy (kp 17/04/2015)

Metropolis officials yet to make policies on harvesting rainwater, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 16/04/2015)

Water economics: Scarcest critical resource, by Vikash Raj Satyal (ht 13/04/2015)

The dry state, by Sachi Mulmi (rep 10/04/2015)

Bheri Babai diversion project: Construction to be delayed by a year; The Department of Irrigation said that the tunnel digging work would be delayed as the equipment for the task had not arrived from the US, by J. Pandey (kp 09/04/2015)

Water crunch forces locals to migrate (ht 09/04/2015)

Sustainable development: Water is a key element, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (ht 31/03/2015)

Balkhu facing acute water shortage, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/03/2015)

Problem of water shortage: Harvest rainwater, by Dinesh Kharel (ht 26/03/2015)

Call to include right to safe water, sanitation in statute (kp 23/03/2015), Govt’s tall claims on clean drinking water fall flat, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 23/03/2015), Fluid of life: There is a need to increase investment in clean drinking water (kp 25/03/2015)

Sustainable development: Water matters, by Jamie McGoldrick (ht 23/03/2015)

Middle Marsyangdi project impaired by high siltation, by Aash Gurung (kp 23/03/2015)

For want of water: The demand for water continues to increase but even major cities are not able to meet the needs of citizens, by Arjun Kumar Khadka (kp 22/03/2015)

Piped water still a pipe dream: Fifteen years behind schedule, the Melamchi Project to supply water to Kathmandu Valley is likely to be further delayed, by Kenji Kwok (nt 20/03/2015), Going with the flow, by Uzabi Baidar (nt 20/03/2015)

Weeklong programme on water (ht 18/03/2015)

Discovery of underground source offers relief to water-starved Dharan, by Rohit Rai (rep 18/03/2015)

Kathmandu faces faecal sludge mgmt challenge (kp 17/03/2015)

Lawmakers pledge to ensure water, sanitation (ht 17/03/2015)

Preparations in full swing for Water Day (kp 14/03/2015)

Consumers divided over water project (ht 13/03/2015)

Seperation of midhill disastrous to Nepal Terai, by A.B. Thapa (sp 06/03/2015)

Lift irrigation system planned for uplands: A preliminary survey has been started with the aim of irrigating more than 30 dry areas along the Tamor River (kp 03/03/2015)

Why Focus On Small Scale Irrigation Systems, by Prachanda Pradhan (rn 27/02/2015)

Pancheshwar loses momentum (rep 26/02/2015)

Water pipe installation: House panel wants ‘less damage’ to road surface (kp 24/02/2015)

Eco-friendly toilet fails to impress, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 19/02/2015)

Water crisis hits historical Udayapur village hard (ht 13/02/2015)

Melamchi water project: Pipe, road works to go in tandem (kp 11/02/2015)

Families leaving village due to water crisis (ht 30/01/2015)

KMC: Melamchi project failed to repair roads (kp 29/01/2015)

Melamchi project faces setback, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/01/2015)

Toilet construction drive picks up pace in Dolakha, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 25/01/2015)

ODF zone sans single toilet (ht 23/01/2015)

Construction of Sikta canal to begin (kp 19/01/2015), Sikta Irrigation Project deadline deferred to mid-2019, by Rudra Khadka (rep 22/01/2015)

Open defecation free in name only, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 19/01/2015)

Acute water shortage hits locals hard (ht 16/01/2015)

Sanitation, Justice And Development, by Bishesh Aryal (sp 16/01/2015)

Plans afoot to replace water pipelines in Biratnagar, by Binod Subedi (rep 15/01/2015)

Water crisis hits ODF zone plan in Doti (ht 12/01/2015)

Knowing The Quality Before Drinking, by Jeevan K. Prasain (rn 09/01/2015)

Govt steps up sanitation drive in Tarai districts, by Suresh Yadav (rep 03/01/2015)

Folks in Bajura facing acute shortage of drinking water (ht 02/01/2015)

Koshi basin cooperation: The way of optimizing benefits, by Y.B. Thapa (ht 02/01/2015)

Documents / Websites

Department of Irrigation (DoI)

Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS)

Plenty of water, not enough strategy: How inadequate accessibility, poor governance and a volatile government can tip the balance against ensuring water security: The case of Nepal, by Eloise M. Biggs, John M.A. Duncan, Peter M. Atkinson and Jadunandan Dash (Environmental Science & Policy November 2013)

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