Nepal has an extremely challenging landscape
Nepal is a landlocked country with a highly challenging landscape. Many people must make long, dangerous journeys to reach water sources. There are long distances to water sources in the rural lowlands and mountains, and water supplies are often polluted with naturally occurring arsenic. Open defecation also spreads diseases across living environments.
Nepal's extreme physio-geography, uneven distribution of houses and villages, and differences in rural and urban living systems add to the water crisis. Water is usually available in rural river valleys, but towns on the upper parts of the hills are highly affected by scarce water availability.
BridgIT partners with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Program (KEEP), whose work promotes sustainable development in Nepal's remote rural areas. BridgIT partners with KEEP to provide water infrastructure projects in remote mid-mountain rural areas by delivering Drinking Water, Sanitation and Health programs.
Project Area: Dhading District, northeast of Kathmandu
Solution: Piped water systems from clean mountain water sources and the construction of distribution outlets throughout the village.
USD 8,500 starting budget for a full water project