Kanchan Nepal(KN) is an NGO based in Pokhara founded in 2008 provides technical support and management advice to district and local-based initiatives in water supply and sanitation in several districts in the Western Region.
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. It had supported World Vision International in Kaski district, the World Health Organization in the promotion of water safety plans in the Western Region, works with the DDC-Kaski on promoting total sanitation and assists in the promotion of rainwater harvesting.
KN has also provided technical assistance to Foundation Tashi Delek Nepal in Solukhumbu District to upgrade rural water supply schemes in 2016.
Two activities on rainwater harvesting are undergoing in Ichchhakamana, Chitwan. One Rainwater Harvesting Project has undergone in collaboration with Nepal Benefit Aaslmeer, Netherlands, and another rainwater harvesting activity through Water and Sanitation Project in partnership with Rotary Club of Patan South at Majhgaun Secondary School. Together with this project public toilet is also under construction at Chumlingtar.
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 district.