Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is increasingly being used in the mid-hills of Nepal to address water shortages, particularly during the dry season. Many households in the mid-hills of Nepal face water scarcity, and one solution implemented is roof-top rainwater harvesting systems.


The management of rural water supply in the mid hills of Nepal is a complex challenge, influenced by various factors including geography, climate change, and socio-economic conditions. Incorporating community engagement, sustainable practices, and technological innovation to ensure a reliable water supply for these rural communities.

Capacity building

Capacity building initiatives must focus on training local stakeholders, including community leaders, women’s groups, and youth, in the principles and practices of watershed management and rainwater harvesting. Additionally, fostering partnerships between government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the communities themselves is crucial for the successful implementation and sustainability of these water management strategies.

Research /studies

Research and collaboration with foreign associates can bring great benefits to various fields and areas of study. It allows for the expansion of research findings to different populations, regions, and cultures, providing opportunities to develop mutually beneficial relationships and solve global problems. Collaborating with foreign researchers can create synergy and enable the sharing of diverse perspectives and expertise

Kanchan Nepal (KN) is a non-governmental organization established in the year 2008, based in Pokhara Metropolitan City of Nepal. It has been operational for 15 years, providing technical support and management advice for water supply and sanitation projects in the Western Region of Nepal.

With a MISSION to empower communities in sustaining their Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services, KN seeks to offer the best technical skills, infrastructure development, water supply and storage options, water safety plans and rainwater harvesting systems.

Its staff has gained expertise in government programs implemented by the Ministry of Local Government and the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation, and as practitioners in WASH and water resources management for agencies such as Helvetas and UNICEF.

Currently, KN is associated with International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA), Geneva to execute Blue Schools Program in Nepal and implement Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) program at the watershed level in the Kaski and Chitwan district.