BUTUWAL, May 4: With the arrival of summer, water crisis in Province 5 has become worse. Not just the rural areas but also the towns in Rolpa, Dang, Rupandehi and Kapilbastu lack water. Locals lament that their right to access clean drinking water is limited just in paper.
RUKUM, April 23: Rukum locals and representatives are protesting against the provincial government’s decision to divert the water of Uttar Ganga Hydro Project to Kali Gandaki River. The protestors claim that the move would bring several micro hydropower projects to closure apart from affecting water availability in many areas.
BANKE, April 17: Drying up of water sources has posed a threat to wildlife in the Banke National Park. The national park, however, was established some nine years ago for the expansion of the habitat of wild cat.
April 16: The moon’s magnificent desolation is far wetter than scientists imagined. A NASA spacecraft sent to study lunar dust and atmosphere also picked up signs of water being released from the moon as meteors collide with its surface.
GENEVA, March 18: Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their land of minerals “in an apparent act of pillage”, a United Nations human rights investigator said on Monday.
TANAHUN, Feb 18: Until three years ago, locals of Bhanu Municipality-8, Beltar had to struggle a lot for drinking water. They were compelled to walk a long distance to fetch water for daily use. However, things have changed for good now. All villagers have drinking water taps in front of their houses.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) has sealed two beverage companies based in Banepa of Kavre district on Wednesday for bottling and selling drinking water below the minimum standards.
RUKUM, Sept 7: Chaurjahari municipality located in West Rukum is taken as one of the 10 model cities across the nation. But the very model city has been hit hard by a growing shortage of drinking water. With this situation in place, locals have no way to pay auto rickshaw and private vehicles to fetch waters from the Thulo Bheri River and transport to their homes, local Leelawati Rana said.
KATHMANDU,Aug 2 5: The water flow on the main rivers seems increasing however, probability of crossing the limit is below according to flood warning shared by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.
ROLPA, Aug 16: As many as 2,856 people of 485 households in Rolpa now have access to clean drinking water after the successful implementation of the Western Nepal Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in seven different locations of the district.
KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Speaking in the special hour of the House of Representatives meeting today, lawmaker Ghanshyam Khatiwada of the Communist Party of Nepal condemned the incident of the poisoning of the drinking water at the Jaante Secondary School at Jaante of Morang district yesterday.
POKHARA, July 20: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that Nepal should export its abundant mineral water through the cross-country railways which are expected to link Nepal to China and India in a few years.
KATHMANDU, July 17: The Flood Forecasting Section of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) issued a flood alert in settlements around the Mahakali and West Seti River basin on Tuesday as the water level of the river seems to be increasing.
INARUWA, July 15: Water level in Saptakoshi river has been recorded the highest of this monsoon on Saturday. The water flow measured at 9:15 last night was 215,970 cusecs, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Narayan Prasad Chimariya.
POKHARA, July 9: Pipeline expansion project in Pokhara has been halted due to insufficient funds. Nepal Water Supply Corporation (NWSC), Pokhara had started the works for installing DI pipes of 20 inches in Pokhara bazaar to address the increasing need for drinking water in the city.
THAILAND, July 7: A rescue mission for a young Thai soccer team and their coach trapped for two weeks in a flooded cave is at “war with water and time”, its leader said on Saturday, but was eyeing its best chance yet to free the group before expected heavy rains.
In days when even a 12-year-old in an Indian city would be carrying a smartphone and riding to school on a moped, in Baijnath village in UP’s Sonbhadra district, even pregnant women have to be carried to the nearest hospital on cots.
MAE SAI, July 5: With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing against time to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum risk, officials said Thursday.
KATHMANDU, July 4: Water levels are likely to recede in major rivers of the country and remain under safety levels today, according to a flood alert issued by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.
DAILEKH, June 28: Two much-hyped drinking water projects of Dailekh-Majhuwa and Badalamji have failed to make any progress for the last decade. With the objective of supplying drinking water to the dense and dry settlements, the government has planned to spend Rs 190 millions for these two projects.
KATHMANDU, June 26: Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar has said that the government would ensure effective implementation of the government's action plan to guarantee drinking water to one and all in the country within three years.
KATHMANDU, June 26: The government has said that Melamchi water will reach Kathmandu by the end of September. Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar has assured that the water will reach Sundarijal for treatment before being supplying to each household.
KATHMANDU, June 26: Two government bodies have blamed each other for not publicizing the names of drinking water companies which supplied water contaminated with E-coli, a harmful bacteria found in human excreta.
DHADING, June 21: Shortage of drinking water used to be a perennial problem for the locals of Nilkantha Municipality ward no 5, Pateni in Dhadhing district. In fact, they had been battling with this problem since years.
Clean water accessibility is a concerning issue brought by the alarming rate of population growth. The addition of more heads to the already existing seven billion humans compels researchers to rethink the management of water sources to address the global need. At this crucial time, Yadu Pokhrel – assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) is conducting a research on freshwater system management.
GORKHA, June 9: There was a huge crowd of locals, neighbors, relatives and well-wishers gathered at the ancestral home of Senior Neurosurgeon Dr Upendra Devkota at Pandit Gaun in Gorkha district since early morning on Saturday.