Promote Clean Water Conservation Methods in Nepal

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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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential 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.

Funding Information

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Project Leader

Bonnie Ellison

Godavari, Kathmandu Nepal

Where is this project located?

Map of Promote Clean Water Conservation Methods in Nepal