Current Water Quality Status of Rivers in the Kathmandu Valley
Regmi, Ram K. and Mishra, Binaya K. (2016). Current Water Quality Status of Rivers in the Kathmandu Valley. Water and Urban Initiative Working Papar Series. United Nations University.
Author Regmi, Ram K.
Mishra, Binaya K.
Title Current Water Quality Status of Rivers in the Kathmandu Valley Series Title Water and Urban Initiative Working Papar Series Volume/Issue No. 6 Publication Date 2016-03 Place of Publication Tokyo Publisher United Nations University Pages 5 Language eng Abstract The condition of the rivers in the Kathmandu Valley has been rapidly degrading. Several governmental and nongovernmental institutions, civil society organisations and other stakeholders are working to improve the environmental conditions of these rivers. This study analyses the current water quality status of the Kathmandu Valley river system. For this purpose, water samples were collected three times from different locations in January and February 2015 to establish quality indicator parameters. River water on the outskirts of the valley was found to be suitable for aquatic life, bathing and irrigation; some treatment is, however, necessary if it is to be used as drinking water. However, the water quality in the core urban area was found to be extremely poor and unsuitable for sustaining a healthy water ecosystem. UNBIS Thesaurus FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS
Keyword Kathmandu Valley
Copyright Holder United Nations University Copyright Year 2016 Copyright type All rights reserved
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