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WATER FOR LIVELIHOOD

Bhutan’s unique mountainous topography, northern glaciers, monsoon rains, and expansive forest cover has given rise to a number of significant river systems that support all types of life forms.

Bhutan has one of the highest per capita water availability in the region. However, due to Bhutan’s rugged topography, access to water resources can be extremely diffi­cult and expensive in certain circumstances.

Further, an increase in population density, poor water management, inadequate infra­structure and improper waste management gives rise to water problems and shortag­es. Water quantity and quality has also been impacted by factors such as the loss of watershed, economic development, and climate change. There is also a sense of water insecurity due to drying up of water sources across the country.

Hence, there is an urgent need for an assessment of water resources,  infrastructure, and associated management strategies. Such assessments should be in line with Inte­grated Water Resource Management (IWRM) design through dedicated awareness and advocacy programs, improvement in water conveyance technology, and coordi­nation among water management stakeholders.

Considering all these, RSPN will venture to undertake:

  • Holistic assessment of water resources, management, and infrastructure projects
  •  Develop policy briefs based on the assessments
  • Engage and empower grassroots communities and CBOs in water resource management
  • Promote low-cost eco-smart water technologies

CURRENT PROJECT

Adoption of Chubachu stream

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

At RSPN, we believe a single grain of sand can tip the scale. You can be the grain that tips the scale towards improved environmental conditions and conservation efforts in Bhutan. RSPN has set a target to raise US$ 1.5 million for next 10 years.