Potential Solutions to Water Scarcity in the Rural Watersheds of Nepal’s Middle Mountains

Merz, Jürg; Nakarml, Gopal; Weingartner, Rolf (2003). Potential Solutions to Water Scarcity in the Rural Watersheds of Nepal’s Middle Mountains. Mountain Research and Development, 23(1), pp. 14-18. International Mountain Society 10.1659/0276-4741(2003)023[0014:PSTWSI]2.0.CO;2

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Water scarcity is a major issue in rural watersheds in the Middle Mountains of Nepal and in the entire Hindu Kush–Himalaya region. Dense population and heavy dependence on irrigated agriculture place immense pressure on available water resources, which have a distinct seasonality. New forms of management based on traditional and scientific knowledge must be introduced to solve problems of water supply, water demand, and water quality in these watersheds. A related article in the Research section of this issue, Water: A Scarce Resource in Rural Watersheds of Nepal’s Middle Mountains, by Juerg Merz et al, further explores the problem of water availability in Nepal.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Hydrology
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Weingartner, Rolf

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISSN:

0276-4741

Publisher:

International Mountain Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Deborah Nathalie Jutzi

Date Deposited:

21 Oct 2019 15:36

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2019 18:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1659/0276-4741(2003)023[0014:PSTWSI]2.0.CO;2

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.133961

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/133961

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