GUTHI, understanding the need to meet the water demand, initiated mission to assess the situation and developed the Emergency Rain Project in partnership with International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA). The project has been supported by the Republic and State of Geneva and the City of Geneva.The main objective of this initiative is to ensure safe Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through the regular supply of water and improved sanitation services.
The project covers two sites: Viswa Niketan Higher Secondary School located at Tripureshwor, Kathmandu and Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp located at Liwali, Bhaktpur; both the communities are in high demand of water.
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Urbanization challenges the availability of water sourcesRead more: Flavor of sufferings
Demonstration of Rainwater Harvesting by students of Viswa Niketan Higher Secondary SchoolRead more: Awareness Session on Rainwater Harvesting and Sanitation
Internally displaced population living in Liwali Camp has to walk half an hour to fetch drinking water
By Sujata Awale
After a massive temblor shook the country in April 25, the core city of Bhaktapur witnessed major destruction collapsing hundreds of houses, casualties and cultural importance monuments. As a result many local residents have been displaced from their own native town. Liwali camp was established after houses of the people living in the southern part of Bhaktapur were destroyed in the earthquake.Read more: Struggling for safe drinking water