Water

DPU PhD candidate successfully defends thesis on the everyday politics of water

 

 

 

14 May 2019
Congratulations to Stephanie Butcher who has successfully defended her PhD thesis examining the ‘everyday politics of water’ and how this shaped the experience of citizenship for diverse residents of Kathmandu’s informal settlements.

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KUKL efficacy in doubt

COMPLETION OF MELAMCHI PROJECT MAY NOT TRANSLATE TO RESPITE FROM WATER-RELATED WOES WITH DECISIONS PENDING

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
Kathmandu, November 29

Kathmandu Valley denizens hoping for an end to all their drinking water-related woes may not get the respite they hope for with the long-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Project expected to be completed by September or October next year.
This is because some crucial decisions that need to taken through the board of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Ltd (KUKL) has been stalled since long. The public-private partnership company is the authorised body to handle the management of drinking water and waste water in the Valley.

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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
- Arjun Poudel, Kathmandu
Mar 11, 2019

E coli and coliform have been found in drinking water supplied by the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited to household taps in some areas of the Valley. Doctors say both the microbes are found in human faeces and cause diarrhoeal infection.

The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of the Department of Health Services, which conducts quality checks of drinking water on a regular basis across the country, said it had alerted the KUKL about the presence of the deadly microbes in drinking water. “Finding these microbes in drinking water supplied to households in the dry season is alarming,” Shambhu Gyawali, chief of the surveillance and research section at the division, told the Post. “We have written a formal letter to the KUKL, updating them on the situation and urging them to ensure safe water to households.”

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स्वच्छ पिउने पानीको अभावमा बस्ती खाली हुँदै

प्रकाशित मिति : २०७५ चैत ८ शुक्रबार

काठमाडौं । विश्व पानी दिवस ‘कोही पछि नछुटुन्’ भन्ने नाराका साथ मनाइदैछ । सन् १९९३ मा संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघको साधारणसभाले मार्च २२ तारिखलाई विश्व पानी दिवसको रुपमा घोषणा गरेयता हरेक वर्ष यो दिवस मनाउने गरिएको हो ।

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मेलम्ची ठेक्का पुनः सीएमसीलाई दिन मन्त्रीले दबाब दिएको सचिवको खुलासा

इटालियन कम्पनी सीएमसीलाई पुनः मेलम्ची खानेपानी आयोजनाको काम जिम्मा दिने विषयमा खानेपानी मन्त्री बिना मगर र सचिव गजेन्द्रकुमार ठाकुरबीच विवाद भएको छ ।

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