National conference on Rainwater Harvesting for Livelihood, Community and Ecosystem Resilience


Department of Water Supply and Sewerage Management, Smart WASH Solutions, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board, Town Development Fund, SNV and Municipal Association of Nepal are jointly organizing a National Conference on “Rainwater Harvesting on Livelihood, Community and Ecosystem Resilience” on 27th and 28th July 2019 in Yellow Pagoda Hotel, Kantipath, Kathmandu, Nepal. The conference intends to provide a forum for discussing/sharing the experiences and technological development and building partnership for securing the better future.

The Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA) is the supporting Partner of the conference. 



National Conference


“Rainwater Harvesting for Livelihood, Community and Ecosystem Resilience”

27-28 July, 2019

(Yellow Pagoda Hotel, Kantipath, Kathmandu, Nepal)

Program Schedule

Day 1: 27th July 2019, Saturday



Programs (Student and Inaugural Session)


Poster Display




Inauguration Ceremony Chief Guest – Hon’ble Minister Barshaman Pun


Panel Discussion (Session Chair – Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Session Coordinator – Dr. Anup Gurung )


Dr. Rishi Ram Sharma; Joint Secretary, Water & Energy Commission Secretariat

Er. Mani Ram Gelal: Director General, Department of Urban Development and Building Construction

Er. Ramakant Duwadi; Deputy Director General, Department of Water Supply and Sewerage Management

Ashok Kumar Byanju Shrestha; President, Municipal Association of Nepal

Prakash Amatya; Technical Advisor, GUTHI


High Tea


Poster Presentation, Evaluation and Prize Distribution


Day 2: 28th July 2019, Sunday









Plenary Session; Session Chair - Dr. Bindu Nath Lohani, Session Coordinator - Er. Kabindra Pudasaini

Thematic Paper on

  1. RWH: Enriching water security for future; Ramdeep Sah
  2. The Application of SWG Technologies at Kathmandu City Based upon the Experience at Seoul Metropolitan Area; Gyewoon Choi
  3. Rainwater Harvesting: An emerging need to prevail water justice in Bangladesh; Mohammad Golam Muktadir
  4. Enriching Future Green Cities and Quenching Household Thirst by Rainwater Harvesting; Ama Rajakarunanayake
  5. Ancient practice of Rain Water Harvesting in the forts of Jaipur, India; Hare Ram Shrestha


Technical Session 1 (Parallel Sessions- A & B)

A: Ecosystem & Urban Resilience

Session Chair - Ar. Kishore Thapa

Session Coordinator - Mr. Suman Mehar Shrestha

B: Policy, Strategies and Livelihood

Session Chair - Mr. Deepak Gyawali

Session Coordinator - Dr. Dol Prasad Chapagain

1. Evaluation of Ecosystem Services under Climate Change on Bagmati Basin of Nepal; Younghun Jung


2.  Rain Water Harvesting and Ground Water Recharge Programme of Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project – An Overview; Gyanesh Bajracharya


3. Imperatives of Pond Management in Nepal’s Tarai for Secured Water Future; Ashutosh Shukla


4. Recharging springs for resilient livelihoods in hills and mountains of Nepal; Vishnu Pandey


5. Technologies of Rainwater Harvesting and its Application in Korea; Dongwoo Jang


6. Rainwater Characteristics of Kathmandu Valley; Prakriti Basi

1. Ways of financing Rainwater Harvesting System; Chandra Mani Adhikari


2. Promoting Rain Water Harvesting Policies at the Local Governments' Level; Chiranjibi Bhattarai


3. Koica’s Nepal Project Status and Introducing Water Related    ODA Projects; Juhee Kim


4. Overview of Strategies Used to Optimize Rainwater Harvesting Methods; Jyotika Shah


5. Rain Water Harvest for Disaster Risk Reduction and Enhancing the Livelihood of Chure Region; Biseshwor Prasad Yadav


6. An introduction to Guideline on Rainwater Harvesting System; Kiran Darnal




Technical Session 2 (Parallel Sessions- C & D)

C: Urban Water Management

Session Chair- Er. Suman Prasad Sharma

Session Coordinator- Er. Rajit Ojha

D: Technology Option & Quality

Session Chair- Ms. Ama Rajakarunanayake

Session Coordinator- Er. Kiran Darnal

1.Improvement Planning of Water Resources & Water Supply Systems in Beni Municipality of Nepal; Dongwoo Jang


2.Smart Metering Applications in Korea; Youn-Sik Hong


3. Reimagining Rainwater Harvesting: From Small Token Interventions to a Smart, Climate Resilient Urban Water Strategy for Kathmandu Valley; Tyler McMahon


4. Rainwater harvesting: A key step of whole-of-water-cycle management in urban areas; Nawa Raj Khatiwada


5. Water poverty index of Chamunabindrasaini Municipality, Dailekh district; Sujata Koirala


6. Role of Local Bodies on Bagmati Water Management System -Experience Sharing, Mahesh Bahadur Basnet


7. Students presentation



1. Achieving stable drinking water supply through rain fed “traditional naulo” a novel climate smart-approach– an experience from rural area of Far West, Nepal; Parikshit Shrestha


2. Rain water harvesting technologies in rural area of Nepal; Madan Bhatt


3. Bio-engineering in torrents for reducing the risk by slowing down velocity and harvesting the rain water; Biseshwor Prasad Yadav


4. Soil cement base Ferro Cement Tank with roofing: One of the best options of Rain Water Harvesting in hilly areas of Nepal; Susan Shakya


5. Water Poverty in Alital Rural Municipality of Rangun Watershed, Dadeldhura, Nepal; Sushma Tiwari Chhetri

6. Sustainability of rainwater harvesting system in rural areas of Nepal implemented by Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (Fund Board); Sanjay Kumar Mishra & Roshan Kumar Joshi


Concluding and Closing Session

17:15 onwards




    • Hotel Yellow Pagoda, Kantipath, Kathmandu, Nepal