The Holistic WRM Strategy with an Integrated Collaborative Approach for the KTM Valley Long-Term Sustainability


The main objectives of the proposed project are to enhance community, local, and valley resilience to urban climate change and sustainability to water access diminishment brought on by floods and droughts, domestic and commercial development, and various counts of insufficient capacity and finance, mismanagement, through ignorance, lack of expertise, or conflicting interests, potentially adversely affecting the long-term City and Valley water resources for Kathmandu with dire consequences.

This holistic initiative intends to identify & develop an integrated strategy for the core elements contributing to KTMV sustainable water resource management and environmental resilience.


Objective Outcomes: Generating a cohesive, integrated, and collaborative engagement between all contributive components and stakeholders; Generating a sustainable and resilient water resource management strategy with their set of field operations objectives and deliverables.

Priority: To build a matrix library of all existing, past, and proposed projects, Initiatives, Research Papers, Books, Publications, and Policy documents. To be readily available to researchers and project implementation management minimizing duplication and helping identify gaps.

Stakeholder Inclusivity at the Community level: Enhance community and household level for flood resilient water harvesting, sponge city recharge, and general management of Traditional water Pokharis facilities, neglected and encroached (using innovative techniques) including pollution mitigation; strengthen capacities to plan, construct, and operate, enhance existing, maintain and replicate these initiatives across the Valley.

Including: Municipalities/ Government Policy Departments Enhance city and district-level water harvesting and management facilities in and around public buildings and maximize water storage in Pokharis, Public Parks gardens, by developing district / city-level spatial strategies as tools to assess, adapt to opportunities & mitigate climate change extremes.

Who? Civil Society and Corporates INGOs and NGOs; Community Groups; Specialists and Research facilities need be embraced and encouraged to create ownership within elements of the WRM strategy contributing to all of the core components.

Also embracing and developing Primary Components within policy protecting Government departments’ autonomy equally with integrated collaboration. Working closely with the UN, Donor Agencies, Corporates, Banks & Government ministries and departments to sustain fiscal need & viability.