Multiple Use Water System (MUS), Resilience, Community Forestry

The Dhapreni Solar lift Multiple Use Water System (MUS) was developed by the iDE led, Anukulan project (2015-19) funded by the UKAID BRACED climate program in Dhapreni in the Kailali District hills. The Dhapreni MUS provides water to 24 disadvantaged families (101 people) for domestic use, vegetable production, and to irrigate orange trees from a spring source located in the village’s community forest. Dhapreni is a solar system (1.5 Kwp) lifting water 112m. The photo shows the drinking water and overflow irrigation tanks. The approach embeds environmental services with water fees paying a manager to maintain the system and protect the community forest water source. The community has installed a fence and protects the community forest. The community depends on orange production, in recent year’s drought has damaged orange production, the Solar MUS enables irrigation to cope with climate change. The MUS also enables the villagers to improve nutrition and income from vegetables, collect fodder and wood from the protected community forest, saves hours for women and girls from carrying water. (Photo by iDE Volunteer, Bimala Rai Colavito)

Solar MUS Dhapreni Kailali

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Country Nepal

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