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USAID Paani Program

The Paani (meaning “water” in Nepali) program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, plays a pivotal role in protecting these critical water resources by working with local and national counterparts to conserve freshwater biodiversity and implement sustainable water management practices.

Collaboration among stakeholders crucial to protect spring sources, Research says

Kathmandu – USAID Paani Program has conducted a detailed research on pollution stresses on spring sources in five watersheds of mid and far-western Nepal. ...

Political Economy Analysis of Freshwater Policy and Aquatic Biodiversity

Kathmandu – USAID Paani Project has conducted a research on "Political Economy Analysis to Identify Champions for Freshwater Policy Change and Conservation of Aquatic...

Research highlights the need of local and provincial legislation for river conservation

Kathmandu-- USAID Paani Program has carried out multiple research on aquatic biodiversity conservation in the Mahakali, Karnlai, and Rapti River Basins of Nepal. The key...

Geruwa folk share their ordeal due to flooding and erosion

Residents of Geruwa, Bardiya are a worried lot as the Karnal River has been eroding their arable lands every year. The arable land in...

Development project to consider environmental impact: CM Shahi Media interaction on environmental impact

SURKHET – Chief Minister of Karnali Province Mahendra Bahdur Shahi has said that everyone should be aware about the environmental challenges that would appear...

About Paani

An inclusive, integrated river basin management approach to growth The water that courses through Nepal’s great Karnali, Mahakali, and Rapti river basins irrigates the region’s...