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5th International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
"Rainwater Catchment for Future Generations"
Keelung, Taiwan, R.O.C. - August 1991

Section 10: Country Reports and Future Outlooks

Page 639

Rainwater Cistern Its Uses In Nepal - Problems, Prospects And Promotion

Ajaya Dixit
Water Nepal

Shivajee Upadhyaya
Peace Corps Nepal


Experience of construction of few rain water cisterns in Nepal shows that the approach could be a viable water supply system in the country. The system has more relevance in settlements in ridges, spurs, river terraces and generally water critical pockets at different climatic zones. Of the several factors, cost of the storage tank appears to be the major constraint in the way of wider uses of the system. In order to make it attractive, storage system need to be built at lesser cost, when the system would be more affordable. Prototype of a tan}, that used plastic lining has been developed and is being installed in field situations, whose performances need to be evaluated. For wider promotion of the system, an action oriented approach is being pursued. The feed backs would be useful in further promotion of the rain water cistern system in the country.

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