Current Status of Water Environment in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Shrestha, Niranjan, Lamsal, Alaka, Regmi, Ram K. and Mishra, Binaya K. (2015). Current Status of Water Environment in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Water and Urban Initiative Working Paper Series. United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability.

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    Author Shrestha, Niranjan
    Lamsal, Alaka
    Regmi, Ram K.
    Mishra, Binaya K.
    Title Current Status of Water Environment in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
    Series Title Water and Urban Initiative Working Paper Series
    Volume/Issue No. 3
    Publication Date 2015-04
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
    Pages 5
    Language eng
    Abstract This research has reviewed existing water quality management frameworks and spatial relationships between land uses and urban water quality in Kathmandu Valley. Primary data on water quality has been collected through sampling of river water from various locations within the valley. Similarly, review of secondary data and related literature from various sources, field observation, interaction and discussion with concerned stakeholders of various governments and non-governmental line agencies were carried out to perceive the existing water environment situation of the valley. All these data and study indicates that urban water quality in Kathmandu valley is not good enough to sustain healthy water ecosystem. Deteriorating quality of river water has caused frequent cases of water borne diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, and skin diseases among people living in riverside areas. It has also reduced the religious, recreational and aesthetic value of rivers.
    UNBIS Thesaurus URBANIZATION
    Keyword Urban water environment
    Wastewater
    Water ecosystem
    Sampling of river water
    Water quality modeling
    River restoration activities
    Land use planning
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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