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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On 17th Jan 2020; 58th Pani Satsang was organized with the FAO Thailand team, with the topic of Water Saving Tools and Water Scarcity in Nepal. ... See MoreSee Less

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58 Pani satsang with @FAO team. #HappeningNow ... See MoreSee Less

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With the objective to provide glimpses of mounting water scarcity in Nepal, FAO representatives were taken to Water Stress District- Ramechhap on 15 Jan 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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On 14 Jan 2020, FAO and NWCF hosted "Nepal Policy Dialogue for the FAO Water Scarcity Project". The program was attended by policymakers, government representatives, and academicians. ... See MoreSee Less

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Representatives of FAO Thailand was welcomed in Nepal with a Dinner on the 13th of Jan 2020. FAO representative are here for Scoping Mission on Water Scarcity Project nad NWCF is a partner of the scoping mission. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jonna Can Opstal of @FutureWaterNL providing training on water saving tools. #HappeningNow #kathmandu #WaterScarcity #nepal Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ... See MoreSee Less

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Water Scarcity Program- Policy Dialogue... #HappeningNow ... See MoreSee Less

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