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Implications of bulk water transfer on local water management institutions: A case study of the Melamchi Water Supply Project in Nepal

Pant, Dhruba; Bhattarai, Madhusudan; Basnet, Govinda; Pant, Dhruba; Bhattarai, Madhusudan; Basnet, Govinda;
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Abstract
"To mitigate a drinking water crisis in Kathmandu valley, the Government of Nepal initiated the Melamchi Water Supply Project in 1997, which will divert water from the Melamchi River to Kathmandu city's water supply network. In the first phase, the Project will divert 170,000 cubic meters of water per day (at the rate of 1.97M3/sec), which will be tripled using the same infrastructure as city water demand increases in the future. The large scale transfer of water would have farreaching implications in both water supplying and receiving basins. This paper analyzes some of the major changes related to local water management and socioeconomics brought about by the ...
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free text keywords: Institutional Impacts, Water transfer, Melamchi Water Supply Project, Urban water supply, Water rights, Local water management institutions, Kathmandu, Environmental management, Devolution,, Resource /Energy Economics and Policy, Institutional Impacts, Water Transfer, Melamchi Water Supply Project, Urban Water Supply, Water Rights, Local Water Management Institutions, Kathmandu, Nepal
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publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 2008

Implications of bulk water transfer on local water management institutions: A case study of the Melamchi Water Supply Project in Nepal

Pant, Dhruba; Bhattarai, Madhusudan; Basnet, Govinda; Pant, Dhruba; Bhattarai, Madhusudan; Basnet, Govinda;