Enhancing community ability to manage watersheds for reducing threats to freshwater ecosystem in West Rapti River Basin, Nepal

Aiming to strengthen adaptive capacity of local communities and improve the resilience of freshwater ecosystems through analysis of the status of freshwater biodiversity; assessment of climate-induced and anthropogenic factors affecting freshwater biodiversity; and investigating appropriate water management approaches in order to strengthen adaptive capacity of local communities and resilience of freshwater ecosystem in the more problematic area at Jhimruk and middle West Rapti watersheds of West Rapti River Basin, Nepal an action research titling “Enhancing community ability to manage watersheds for reducing threats to freshwater ecosystem in West Rapti River Basin, Nepal” is approved by USAID/DAI Global, LLC/PANI program. This program is awarded for a consortium of Conservation Development Foundation (CODEFUND) and International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Nepal. This program will be implemented in 13 local governments (Municipalities and Rural Municipalities) of four districts.