Though water is supported to be the most abundant natural resources of Nepal, a state of un management will lead to mis- utilizationof resources. More or less many National and International institutions are presently involved directly or in directly in developing, preserving and using water resources. The institutions are metropolitan and sub- metropolitan authorities, The Ministry of Water Resources, Housing and Physical Planning, Forestry and social conservation, Industry, Transport, Local Development and Agriculture are responsible for managing and supplying water in the country. There are many International organizations involved in water supply, water quality monitoring and quality maintenance some of which are UNICEF, HELVETAS, FINNIDA, JICA, WHO, World Bank, and ADB. However the mandates responsibilities and authorities of these institutions overlap and lack coordination.
Though Nepal is blessed by abundant water resources, proper management and utilization haven’t been done yet. Management will include access, control, distribution and conservation of the resources.
Assessment of Resources