DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT (DRR/DRRM)
S.W. Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Scott Wilson Nepal/SWN) is a multi-disciplinary research and development consulting service provider established in 2000 AD. Our firm provides sustainable, innovative and cutting-edge solutions to some of the most prominent entities in Nepal – intergovernmental organizations, I/NGOs, private sector and the Government of Nepal. We have built a highly efficient institution that strives to provide the best quality value to its clients. SWN has fully applied COVID-19 compliant tools in its activities.
For the last ten years, engineering unit of SWN has executed more than 50 projects in infrastructure development. Our core focus is to develop quality, reliable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructures that enable increasing access of the people and community to infrastructure services for enhancement of their socio-economic activities. In doing so, SWN adopts highly participatory approach working closely with the Local Governments and communities.
SWN recognizes its privileged access to wider regions of the country, gathering and integrating knowledge and experience from around the country to help create quality and responsible infrastructure. SWN has core competencies in participatory infrastructure programme design, planning and implementation
What sets SWN apart from the competition?
- Highly experienced professional team
- Strong history of client satisfaction – Extensive knowledge of national/local policies and regulations
- Experience in a holistic breadth of thematic areas
Core Competencies Area
- Infrastructure Program Design
- Program monitoring, engineering assessment and evaluation
- Capacity building and workshop facilitation
- Development of Guideline and policies
- Advocacy on engineering governance
Core Services Areas in DRR/ DRRM:
- Municipality level DRRM indexing
- Disaster Sensitive Land Use Planning (DSLUP) and Resettlement Planning
- Road and transport infrastructure development with focus on environment friendly and climate resilient design and construction
- Wider community infrastructure development services including engineering design, construction supervision and quality monitoring
- Environmental and Social Assessment
- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
- Gender sensitive approach to project design and implementation
- Participatory Policy development and Promotion
Our experiences in DRR/ DRRM:
SW Nepal is fully equipped and resourced to provide services in this practice area to enable reduced risks from multi-hazards with appropriate risk management practices. The skill we offer include Municipality level DRRM indexing, monitoring and evaluation, slope stability analysis, risk assessment, damage level assessment and mitigation work, capacity building and training to communities, development Environment Friendly Road Construction (EFRC) guideline and curriculums, and susceptibility assessment, geohazard mapping and bio-engineering works.
Selected portfolio of our engagement in the area of DRR/ DRRM:
Baseline Study: Enhancing CSO’S Roles as Key Development Partners for Climate Resilient Policies and Practices in Province 2 (Ongoing)
Client: Oxfam and Himalayan Conservation Group (HCG)
SW Nepal is assigned by HCG with the objective to carry out a Baseline study of the EU-funded Oxfam project. It seeks to generate benchmark data reflecting the current scenario in project areas. To develop the baseline, SWN summarizes the status of the Municipal Adaptation Plan (MAP) i.e. MAP’s provisions, capacity, actions and future plans and also explore information on climate change adaptation of the project Municipalities/Rural Municipalities.
Tayar Nepal Baseline Assessment
Client: Tayar Nepal_USAID
SWN carried out DRRM indexing of selected 8 Municipalities and behavioral change survey with 671 households of the selected municipalities. The specific objectives of this assignment was to collect, compile, analyze and report baseline information on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) capacity, practices, existing policies on selected indicators from household, municipalities and national level stakeholders, and results for Tayar Nepal. SWN has fully applied COVID-19 compliant tools in its survey and evaluation activities.
Durable Solution (August 2020)
Activities covers detail engineering and geological assessment of proposed resettling sites for displaced households in earthquake affected districts. 20 integrated sites are assessed for geological features, slope stabilization, water management and other threats especially in monsoon.
Employment Fund Skill for Reconstruction Phase II (June 2020)
The goal of the project is to complement the Government of Nepal’s ongoing Rural Housing and Reconstruction Program (RHRP) through appropriate technical assistance, information support and facilitation to homeowners of support areas in rebuilding private homes. The project support is carried out with high level of sensitivity to households which are not able to start their construction works or those that are vulnerable. The project team member are trained to communicate and explore areas of support to these single women or vulnerable households so that they are not left out in obtaining the financial and other supports made available to these households to develop better and safer homes for themselves
Homeowner Support Project Ramechhap (2018)
Client: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Activities covered technical backstopping to house owners in selection of safe house location, choice of appropriate construction materials and home design type, door-to-door hands-on demonstration and advice on building seismic code compliant homes. S.W. Nepal provides on-the-job training to masons, carpenters, and steel workers involved in private housing construction.
Engineering Assessment to Determine Monsoon Induced Risk at Displacement sites of Gorkha and Dhading (2017)
Client: People in Need (PIN)/OXFAM
Activities covered engineering assessment of 16 Internally Displaced People residing sites prone to landslides, erosions, debris flows and other threats especially during the monsoon. Five most vulnerable sites of Gorkha were identified and disaster risk reduction works were carried based on previously done assessment.
Landslide Field Assessment and Mapping study along Foot Trail Alignment under Unnat Goreto (2017)
Client: People in Need (PIN)/DFID Nepal
The assignment covered identification of geological hazards and recommendation of mitigation measures for 51 small and medium sized landslides in Rasuwa and Gorkha along foot trail alignment.
Studies on Landslide at Haku VDC (2017)
Client: People in Need (PIN)
Analysed the stability of slope using Finite Element Method (FEM) after determining the shear parameter of the disturbed soil sample from the slope and proposed mitigation measures.
Expert Advice on Slope Stabilization of Pre-Fab Health Facilities Sites Constructed by GIZ-RPN Project in Nuwakot (2017)
Client: GIZ Recovery Programme Nepal
Advised on implementing the environment friendly and cost effective slope stabilization measures with detailed cost estimations and construction supervision of 5 health post facilities.
Provided trainings to engineers, sub engineers, local communities and health post staff in order to apply those measures effectively at the field level
Engineering Service to Small Scale Infrastructure in earthquake affected areas (2017)
Client: Pact/USAID / Sajhedari Bikaas
Assignment include design, estimation and supervision of 17 earthquake resilient community centres at Gorkha, Dhading and Lamjung districts.
Providing Expert Advice on Slope Stabilization of Pre-Fab Health Facilities Sites Constructed By GIZ-RPN Project in Nuwakot (2016)
Client: GIZ, Germany
SW Nepal carried out field visits for detailed assessment on the causes, severity, and dimension of the landslides of the sites followed by community consultation in order to identify the ground reality of the sites. The team provided recommendations on practical, cost-effective and environment friendly site-specific slope stabilization and enhancement measures. Additionally, the team prepared design, quantity and cost estimate for slope stabilization including bioengineering measures.
District Level Trainings on Application of Environmental, Social Safeguards and Quality Parameters on Asset Creation and Livelihood Support (2015)
Client: WFP Nepal
SW Nepal provided training and practical guideline on the application of basic environmental, social, and quality standards in WFP infrastructure programmes to the executing and implementing partners, to assist in strengthening the capacity of local partners in contract with WFP enabling them to apply the agreed safeguards and quality parameters as part of their services to the WFP and the communities. SW Nepal team provided one-day training in each districts
Damage level assessment of community infrastructures in Ladagada and Pokhari VDCs (2015)
Client: WFP Nepal
Preliminary consultations with the communities on the type of use and their feedback on performance of the schemes. Assessment and documentation of level of damage incurred. Analysis of the damage and repair needs. Preparation of chainage and item-wise quantities, rates and overall cost disaggregated into materials, unskilled and skilled person days required. Identification and proposal of additional long term measures for users to adopt in order to reduce further damage of the scheme and for sustainability of schemes.
Overview of Existing and Planned Key Infrastructure in the Terai Arc Landscape and Chitwan Annapurna Landscape, and its Environmental and Social Impacts – Hariyo Ban Programme (2013)
Client: World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Nepal
The overall goal of Hariyo Ban is to reduce threats to biodiversity and vulnerability to climate change in two priorities biodiversity landscapes: Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) and Chitwan- Annapurna Landscape (CHAL).
Independent Programme Evaluation for Nepal Flood Recovery Program (NFRP), 2011
Client: USAID Nepal
The main objective of the project is to support communities through a series of interventions which included provision of infrastructures, support to improved agriculture and horticulture practices, improved access to irrigation and farming inputs, institutional support to local CBO and NGOs and provided skills for increased preparedness in flood situations.
EFRC-SP (Geotechnical Studies) (2004)
Client: DoR Bhutan
Slope stability analysis of various highway and feeder road alignments in the hilly and fragile topography of Bhutan.
Landslide Risk Assessment in the Rural Access Sector (2000-2003)
Client: DFID Nepal
Scott Wilson Nepal supported Scott Wilson UK in this three-year research programme sponsored by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The study was undertaken in collaboration with DoLIDAR in Nepal and the Department of Roads (DoR) in Bhutan. The research focused on the development and testing of mapping techniques for landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk assessment for rural access planning and management.