Nepal Fact Sheet: Digo Jal Bakas

This project focuses on the urgent need for addressing water resources management in western Nepal, a region that is lagging in economic growth, has high prevalence of biodiversity hotspots, and is extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts. Four main outcomes are targeted from the project implementation:

  1. Formation and utilization of a basin-wide ecosystem and environmental flows database, which informs water resource planning and decision-making.
  2. A full and transparent exploration of environmental, social, and economic trade-offs resulting from different water resource development pathways.
  3. Adaption of practical technologies and land/water management approaches by local communities, increasing adaptive capacities to future climatic shock.
  4. Increased knowledge among government and development partners on how to create just, economical, and environmentally sustainable and resilient policies and infrastructure.