Bagmati River Expedition 2015
The Bagmati River has been widely recognised as polluted in the Kathmandu Valley where municipal waste and sewage flow into its waters. There has been a concentration of studies within the Kathmandu valley but few along the rest of the river to see the effects downstream and document other impacts on and of the river. The National River Summit 2014 in Nepal highlighted the need for gathering and essentially sharing more data about river systems in the country to enable better planning and management of water resources and ecosystems in Nepal.
Nepal River Summit 2014
Nepal River Conservation Trust and Biosphere Association are collaborating to organise the Nepal River Summit to work towards a National River Policy.
In August 2014 there will be a Nepal River Summit to bring together the best minds from Nepal, the region and globally to prepare a base for legislation to govern the rivers. There will be a balanced representation from all sectors including local community, government, industry, environment and conservation, heritage, and agriculture and forestry. Data and documentation from expeditions along the Great Rivers of Nepal during 2014 will be presented at the Summit and provide both a baseline for further study and identification of key areas of vulnerability and challenges.
River Restoration Project
The Nepal River Conservation Trust (NRCT) is a non-profit organization that was established by a group of concerned river guides who recognized the ecological and cultural damage that was taking place on Nepal's rivers at an alarming rate.
Since its inception in 1995, the NRCT has worked towards conserving Nepal's Himalayan river system, preserving Nepal's cultural heritage and developing an environmentally responsible river tourism industry. The NRCT hosts the Annual River Festival and the Bagmati River Festival to raise the awareness among all river users about the need to conserve the river, and develop an economical and environmentally sustainable river tourism industry. Our Himalayan River is an international attraction however their existence is under threat from damming and other unfriendly environmental practices.