Based in Kathmandu, Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF) is a nonpartisan institution dedicated to interdisciplinary research on issues affecting the use and management of water and related natural resources, with a primary focus on the Himalaya-Ganga region. NWCF's mission is to improve understanding of water and its intrinsic function to human society and nature through interdisciplinary research (often field-based), sharing and dissemination, as well as capacity building of younger professionals. It aims to develop research capacity able to analyze water issues at local, national, regional and international scales.
Since its inception in the late 1980s', NWCF has focused on generating and disseminating critical knowledge on water management through research, publications, and engagement in public discourse. It has a history of successful trans-boundary engagement within the region through such innovations as the “Patna Initiative” and has sought to address emerging challenges and numerous demands related to water management through shared learning dialogue, working with communities at the local level, as well as with national, regional, and international organizations. Most of the intractable water-related problems being “wicked problems”, NWCF is involved in generating uncomfortable, ...read more