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Drinking Water Policies and Quality issues in Nepal

Access to safe drinking water is essential for human life. While the focus is often on the accessibility of an adequate water supply, governments and peoples should also be concerned with the availability of clean water supplies. 45,000 children below the age of five die in Nepal each year due to water sanitation or accessibility problems. The HMG-N has set unreliable and ambitions targets, which must be reevaluated. There are a number of recommendations to address these issues. They include, but are not limited, to the following. There would be a “central level of coordination between the institutions working in Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation.” Public-private partnerships should be given preference. A Water Quality Resource Centers should be established. The community should be engaged, with low cost technology applied to the field of supply and sanitation, targeted towards their actual use and consumption in the community.
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Resource Centre Network Nepal
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