About Us


Introduction

Based in Kathmandu, Nepal Water Conservation Foundation for Academic Research (NWCF) is a nonpartisan non government and not-for-profit civil society organization founded by a group of professionals dedicated to interdisciplinary research on water, climate change, disaster, energy, agriculture, food, nexus, natural resource management, environment pollution and development policy. Action research, sharing and dissemination of research findings, evidence based policy advocacy and capacity building of professionals and stakeholders are the tools that NWCF uses at local, national, regional and international scales.
Over the years, NWCF has contributed hugely on issues affecting the use and management of water and related natural resources, with a primary focus on the Himalaya-Ganga region.


Objectives

The objectives of this organization are to:

  • Undertake research and education on water and related issue at national and regional scales.
  • Support and help build capability of younger generation of professionals to acquire competent and professional expertise, thorugh discussion like Pani Satsang.
  • Develop a repository of gray literature on water and its related field that will be made available to researchers and
  • Develop national, regional and international network with organizations working in similar themes and topics.


What We Do

Since its beginning in 1990, NWCF has been engaged in studies on sustainable water management at local, regional, and international levels. Over the last decade many changes, some of which are of transformational nature, impinge on management of natural resources. Existing institutions face increasing stress, and are not effective in responding to emerging challenges due to pollution, degradation and depletion of resource base. Conventional wisdom suggests a mix of regulatory, economic incentive and common property management frame work to respond to the challenges. While these efforts have shown locale specific success, replication remains problematic as the question of scale is unaddressed. New approaches of resource management are needed including the enhancing role of social auditors and catalysts for incubating institutional innovations.


Activities We Conduct

NWCF conducts following activities.

Research

NWCF’s study of water issues critically explores the underlying stresses of and challenges to management in diverse geo-physical and social context. The organization adopts a framework that encourages space for dialogue among the state, the market and critical civic movement. The framework suits the diversity of the region and will be useful in addressing emerging disputes. A key feature of this type of analysis is the synthesis of natural and social aspects of disasters. A major focus of NWCF’s research is understanding vulnerability in the face of the recurrent monsoon floods in the Himalaya -Ganga region. Natural hazards and extreme hydro-climate events occur with the particular social context of communities, and research is guided by the need to enhance the ability of these communities to adapt to these events.

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DRRM Webinar Series
Strengthening Resilience: Concepts, Frameworks and Challenges

Speakers:
Pragya Dr. Dipak Gyawali
Dr. Mina Adhikari, Disaster Emergency and Resilience
Dr. Vishnu Pandey, Water and Climate Expert
Dr. Sanju Koirala, Water and Gender Expert
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DRRM Webinar Series
Strengthening Resilience: Concepts, Frameworks and Challenges

Speakers:
Pragya Dr. Dipak Gyawali
Dr. Mina Adhikari, Disaster Emergency and Resilience
Dr. Vishnu Pandey, Water and Climate Expert
Dr. Sanju Koirala, Water and Gender Expert
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NWCF and its collaborating partners are coming up with a second webinar on Disaster Resilience: Concept, Frame Work, and Challenges. Do not miss the opportunity to learn more about disaster resilience in the Global, South Asian, and Nepali context.

The webinar will be telecasted live from the NWCF Facebook page. Please stay tuned on 19 June 2020 at 3:00- 5:00 PM, Friday.
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We would like to extend a huge congratulation to our Research Associate Ms.Bhumika Thapa for winning the Public Choice Award in the photography competition organized by the CDES Alumni association. It is a great achievement for her -winning public support.Public Choice Winner
Photo by: Bhumika Thapa
About Photo: “The green soul of the concrete jungle”
त्रिभुवन विश्वविद्यालय पछाडीबाट देखिने मनमोहक दृष्य, जहाँ कंक्रीट जंगलमा बस्ने मानिसहरू तनाव कम गर्न, मानसिक र शारीरिक स्वास्थ्य बढाउन यो ठाउँमा आउन आतुर देखिन्छन । त्यती मात्र कहाँ होर, माया-पिरती साट्ने जोडीहरु देखी लोकसेवाको लागि किताब रटी भविस्यमा सरकारी कुर्ची घुमाउने सपना भएका मनहरु, चरा-चुरुङी साथै पहाड देखी हिमालसम्मका दृष्य कैद गर्न आतुर मनहरु अनि ठमेलमा स्याल कुद्ने गफ गर्ने बुढा-बुढी जस्ता हजारौलाई सुबिधा दिन ब्यस्त देखिन्छ यो ठाउँ । वास्तबमा सोच्न बाध्य बनाउछ हामीलाई, शहरमा यस्ता ठाँउ कती छन र बढ्दो शहरीकरणले यस्ता हरित आत्माको भविष्य के होला ?
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