Thursday, December 20, 2018

Household experiences of water insecurity

Click through the below Story Map or go to this link to learn about household experiences of water insecurity in Kathmandu. Note: names were chosen in the research process and locations are not accurate for privacy.



Many thanks to all participants who made these story-maps possible, in addition to the work of Nita Pradhan, Anisha Shakya, and Raju Maharjan. Thank you all!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Water Policy publication

Please take a look at a new publication in the journal Water Policy with co-authors Anoj Khanal and Nita Pradhan.

Here is the abstract:
"This paper draws on participatory research with 47 household water managers over the dry, pre-monsoon, and monsoon season, alongside expert knowledge of water management in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley. Doing so, it presents the perspectives of water managers to highlight three dimensions of water security that existing approaches often overlook. First, experiences of water security vary greatly between households over the year, even within a relatively small geographic area. Second, social connections and landownership play an important role in mediating these experiences. Third, coping with poor water supply places a burden on certain household members. This paper argues that addressing water inequities and insecurities demands research, development and policy responses to look beyond the main pipe network and engage with the variety of ways in which households secure water."

I am so grateful for the help of so many people with this project, especially, Nita Pradhan, Anisha Shakya, Raju Maharjan, research participants, and the wonderful people who housed and fed me. 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Situating water security in Patan


For a summary of some of my research findings please scroll through this story-map: https://arcg.is/b9a9y
 

Jun's Water World

You can also view this story map here: https://arcg.is/00uSP

Thank you, Nita Pradhan, for the translation and research assistance.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Samrat's Water World


You can also view this story-map here: https://arcg.is/01LSGf 

Thank you, Nita Pradhan, for the translation and research assistance.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Lalitpur Stone Spout Database





Above is a map of the condition of stone spouts in Lalitpur from a Lalitpur Metropolitan City 2016 survey. For more information on Kathmandu's stone spouts please see this post and Story Map.

Please click here to view a compiled database on the stone spouts of Lalitpur (updates are in progress). Data comes from ISET Nepal (2012), NGO FOrum(2009), and the Lalitpur Metropolitan City (2007 and 2016). Please note that some of the GPS locations will need to be verified in the field. 

If you would like to update the database, please email me and I will also add you as a reference.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Kathmandu Valley's Ancient Water System


For easier viewing please see: http://arcg.is/1KX4ir


Here it is in Nepali (Thank you Anisha Shakya for your help with translation): http://arcg.is/1aXT8b


Piped Water in the Valley

Please see this Story Map about piped water issues in Kathmandu.