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Kathmandu Scores Bragging Rights Over Delhi On This Front: No Horn, Please

The traffic in the Kathmandu Valley is typical of south Asian cities, with roads clogged with cars, motorcycles weaving past buses, dust filling the air.

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A Himalayan city once deafened by car horns has now gone blissfully quiet

KATHMANDU, Nepal — The traffic in the Kathmandu Valley is typical of South Asian cities, with roads clogged with cars, motorcycles weaving past buses, dust filling the air.

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Rethinking the Toilet

We, the sanitation professionals, are proud to be celebrating World Toilet Day because toilet or sanitation used to be the least priority and ignored topic. Today, the toilet is a top agenda in the development sector, slowly realizing that the toilet has many values besides pooing!

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Unofficial Blockade Spreads Cheer in Ishwore Guro’s Family

Kachade village of Bara district, Nijghad VDC (currently Nijghad Municipality), ward no. 4, located three kilometers away from the East-West Highway and adjoining the northern dam at Bakaiya River, comprises of about 238 households with, predominantly, Tharu (Kachhade) residents.

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Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant in Gulariya

Gulariya Municipality faced several challenges during the Open Defecation Free movement. Furthermore, prioritization of the needs to be addressed for the achievement of sustainable sanitation were key in gaining long term health benefits in the area.

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Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant at Lubhu

The Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant at Lubhu, Lalitpur is a pilot implementation by Mahalaxmi Municipality with support from ENPHO, BORDA, Saligram Bal Griha and CDD Society. The treatment plant is the first of its kind in Nepal with regard to the concept of reusability of all possible end products and integrated approach towards faecal sludge treatment.

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Rethink Before You Drink: Bacteriological Water Quality Assessment of Street Vendors

Popularity of street foods is a global phenomenon. Similarly, with Kathmandu Valley’s population on the rise, incremental street food popularity is tangible with vendors and hawkers occupying every nook and cranny of the city. Through personal experience many can attest to the fact that an admission of stomach problems is typically seconded by someone suspecting street foods.

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Capturing Every Drop

Many of the water sources in Sindhuli have dried up. As a result, Shree Higher Secondary School, located at Kartike, Ward No. 3, Kapilakot VDC, Sindhuli, have had to face acute water problems. The nearest water source for the area is about an hour’s walk away.

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25-Year Journey Towards Creating Eco-Societies

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Indeed, as this well-known proverb by Lao Tzu states, every short or long journey requires a first step. Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) in its journey on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) took its first step on 4 November 1990.

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Kathmandu, Nepal – The relationship between CAWST and our overseas partner in Nepal, ENPHO (Environment and Public Health Organization) began in 2006 with the joint establishment of a Water Expertise and Training (WET) Centre in Nepal.

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