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March 22, 2012

WaterAid in Nepal calls for water for all within a generation

Press release – 22 March 2012

KATHMANDU: WaterAid is marking Nepal National Water Week 2012 by supporting The World Walks for Water and Sanitation global campaign. Walks are taking place in fourteen districts in the country, with 8,000 people walking country-wide and over 300,000 globally.

The campaign is running ahead of the Sanitation and Water for All partnership high level meeting, on 20th of April 2012, bringing together Government Ministers from around the world. WaterAid will be calling on them to act with urgency to end the water and sanitation crisis.

An art competition is being organised by Federation of Drinking Water and Sanitation Users Nepal (FEDWASUN) in Makwanpur district today. Tomorrow (23 March) the Nepal Academy of Science & Technology (NAST) is organising a walk in Kathmandu. This will be followed by a seminar on water and food security at NAST Auditorium in Lalitpur, where papers on water and food security will be presented by academicians and experts. (more…)

March 21, 2012

Nepal marking World Water Day 2012!

Across Nepal various initiatives are taking place, from walks for water and sanitation, rallies, interactions, seminar and media activities on this World Water Day. All of this will help to support to the Sanitation and Water for All high level meeting in Washington on 20 April.

Nepal is also marking “The World Walks for Water and Sanitation” global campaign, which kicked off on 17 March and has currently over 340,000 people registered! Walks are happening in fourteen districts namely Chitwan (25 March), Makwanpur (22 March), Gorkha (21 March), Doti (22 March), Baglung (22 March), Dolakha (22 March), Siraha (22 March), Bardiya (22 March), Khotang (22 March), Pyuthan (22 March), Mugu (22 March), Dhading (25 March), Ilam (23 March) and including Kathmandu (23 March), the capital of Nepal. Around 8,000 people will be walking countrywide. The walks in the thirteen districts are organising by Federation of Drinking Water and Sanitation Users Nepal (FEDWASUN). The walks will be followed by interactions in the district headquarters. Art competition will also be organised in the Makwanpur district which FEDWASUN district branch is leading.

In the capital Kathmandu, Nepal Academy of Science & Technology (NAST) is organising the walk which will be followed by the seminar on water and food security at NAST Auditorium in Lalitpur on Friday the 23 March. Water and food security related seven papers will be presented by academicians and experts in the seminar.

The walks, interactions and the seminar are organised in coordination with WaterAid in Nepal. (more…)

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