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Participatory Management for Rainwater Harvesting in Patan, Nepal

  • Zuzana BoukalováEmail author
  • Jan Těšitel
  • Binod Das Gurung
  • Daniel Kahuda
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Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 86)

Abstract

EUREKA Project STORAGE—Sustainable TOols for gRoundwater manAGEment optimisation and water scarcity mitigation, whose research serves like the base for our paper, deals with the water supply problems affecting local communities in the area of Thapa hiti and Tagal hiti, Patan, Nepal. The innovation of our research and piloting is in an implementation of managed aquifer recharge not only for a few local users within a square or a school. Instead, we have devised a rainwater infiltration system encompassing the whole local shallow aquifer, without being tied to a particular end-user. For this, strong participative management (i.e. involving local communities and interest groups) is needed, and the close cooperation with local residents is of high importance to initiate integrated water management at least on a local scale of several neighbouring communities.

Keywords

Managed aquifer recharge Participatory management Integrated water resource management Nepal 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This chapter was written thanks to the project STORAGE (Sustainable TOols for gRoundwater manAGEment optimisation and water scarcity mitigation), financed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Czech Republic, and the company VODNÍ ZDROJE, a.s.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zuzana Boukalová
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Těšitel
    • 2
  • Binod Das Gurung
    • 3
  • Daniel Kahuda
    • 1
  1. 1.VODNÍ ZDROJE, a.s.Praha 5Czech Republic
  2. 2.METCENAS o.p.s.PlzeňCzech Republic
  3. 3.CISDKathmanduNepal

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