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The National Water Plan

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2005
The water policy is a comprehensive strategy document that addresses the major issues relevant to water use, including agriculture, tourism, hydroelectric power production potential, and other ecosystem services such as fisheries.
 It mandates research into climate change and the creation of the Himalayan Climate Change Study and Research centre. It also sets out the need to conduct further research into the impacts of climate change in Nepal.
 The targets of this Plan includes the following:
  • The number of rainfall stations is increased to 370
  • Sufficient number of stations are equipped with telemetry facility to assist weather and flood forecasting
  • The Himalayan Climate Change Study and Research Centre is established within the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM)
  • The DHM station network is expanded to meet the World Meteorology Organisation standards by 2017
  • The dissemination of relevant quality data is to be improved by 2017


  • 700MW hydrocapacity in 2007, then 2035MW in 2017, then 4000 MW by 2027
    Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2027 | Base year: Business as usual scenario
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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