Promote Clean Water Conservation Methods in Nepal

by The Ama Foundation


In the Godavari village near Kathmandu, the clean water supply diminishes every year. The project will implement innovative gray water filtration systems to purify the nearby river at its source.
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The rate of development in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley is staggering. As more people relocate from rural areas, they demand resources such as water and electricity at an unsustainable pace. Without environmentally safe waste management practices, water is often contaminated at its source, spreading disease to the thousands of residents downstream. Ama Foundation runs a home for underprivileged children near the source of the river in Godavari and offers a solution to the surrounding population.


The sewage filtration system implemented by the project includes reed bed plantings to filter gray water, biogas toilets to convert human waste into renewable energy and rainwater harvesting techniques. All methods prevent the pollution of the river.

Long-Term Impact

The system will purify the waste created by Ama Foundation's children's home and villagers, preventing water pollution downstream. It will be a model for other such projects in the surrounding villages, teaching the locals environmental conservation.


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Organization Information

The Ama Foundation

Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Bonnie Ellison
Godavari, Kathmandu Nepal

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