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A young woman walks with heavy water jugs in a basket suspended from her back.

A young woman from Dailekh, Nepal is on her way to collect drinking water from a spring near her village in June 2019. Although there are communal water taps in the village, villagers prefer getting drinking water from a source spring because the tank water that runs through the taps is not cool enough. So, everyday she walks to the spring, fills up her bottles and carries the water back to her home. Such springs are a major source of drinking water in Nepal, however, climate change is threatening villagers livelihoods by drying them out. This is seriously affecting communities dependent on springs for drinking water throughout the most vulnerable regions in Nepal. IWMI’s work to provide solutions to this growing issue is conducted with the DFAT Water for Women fund.

The weight of water

Copyright © 2019 Manita Raut

Country Nepal
Topics Water and Sanitation

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