Water Nepal: Water, Human Rights and Governance

Authors: Ajaya Dixit (Ed.)

Water Nepal aims to function as a forum for sharing experiences in different aspects of water resource development, including summaries of new techniques, reflections on current approaches in water development, management, and research findings. Furthermore, Water Nepal generates case studies of innovative practices, including field experience to provide in-depth discussions of needs and trends, dispute resolution, impact assessment and mitigation, overcoming weakness and ensuring institutional learning for sustainable water development, as well as balancing water development with social and environmental objectives by understanding the interdisciplinary relationship between water use and sustainability. The overall goal of this particular publication is to explore the interlinked issues of water, human rights, and governance and to evaluate how such concerns could practically be addresses in global approaches to water development. Specific approaches  include identifying and articulating the basic human rights issues associated with water management; exploring issues of governance and measures and identifying key points of leverage where human rights questions might become a mainstream feature in decision making management around water; developing a practical strategy for utilizing these points of leverage to mainstream the issues; establishing links between the diverse groups working on water, governance and human rights; and publishing a document highlighting results and disseminating it to key public and policy audiences.


Dixit, A. (Ed.). (2003). Water, human rights and governance. Water Nepal: Journal of Water Resources Development, 9/10(1/2). 

Funded By: The Rockefeller Foundation; Ford Foundation; Water Aid UK


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