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