- WWF launches Coastal Project on Water and Sanitation at Kakapir and Soomer villages
- Water for future: Rainwater harvesting drive
- Campaign to preserve groundwater
- URBANISATION PROCESS: Study on vulnerability assesment
- Rainwater harvesting a boon to Lalitpur folk
- Community gets its own supply of water
- Traditional Water management and Machhendranath Festival
- UN HABITAT & UNICEF support promotion of arsenic mitigation options in terai districts of Nepal
- UN Habitat supporting EcoSan Toilet Promotional Campaign in Nagarkot
- Call to preserve traditional water management system
- Urbanisation in the spotlight as world marks first World Cities Day
- Bajura yet to rid itself of Chhaupadi tradition
- M-WASH-CC Formation in Sandhikharka Municipality
- Voice from slum
- World Habitat Day to be observed on Monday
- Squatters to be consulted to resolve their problem
- World Habitat Day 2014 Message of the UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos
- ‘Give Slum Dwellers a Voice’, Secretary-General says in Message for World Habitat Day
- Construction of temporary shelters gaining momentum
- Urban challenges emerging one month after Nepal earthquake.
- Japan and UN-Habitat to provide shelter support in Nepal before and during monsoon
- Nepal: Another 7.3 magnitude earthquake wreaks further havoc
- UN-Habitat ready to support Shelter, WASH and Early Recovery in Nepal
- UN-Habitat Regional Director visit Gamcha
- 'Rebuilding the hearts of people'
- Shelter project team set off for field mission
- Youth Volunteers Revive Over 100 toilets in four days
- Bardiya declared Terai first ODF District
- UN-Habitat promoting safer building solutions
- Relief materials to vulnerable women
- UN-Habitat and IUTC trained urban practitioners in Land Readjustment
- Rebuilding what is holy
- Post-quake urban challenges complex: Padma Sunder Joshi
- Community Information Center formally opened
- Training People on Sustainable and Safer Building Construction
- National level interaction on rebuilding Bungamati
- “Happily shifted in my own Temporary Shelter”
- Illegal settlement sprawl risks up
- Safer Homes
- Rebuilding Nepal
- Beneficiaries’ immediate woes fade away
- GSF programmes empower close to 10 million to end open defecation
URBANISATION PROCESS: Study on vulnerability assesmentPosted 24 July, 04:46 am
JUL 23 2011 – At a time when the urbanization process has accelerated at an exponential rate threatening the quality of city life, the government in support with the concerned stakeholders is conducting a study on vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning in Kathmandu this year.
Nepal has been identified as one of the most vulnerable countries to impacts of climate change and is a country with one of the highest rates of urbanisation, the linkage between cities and climate change is a critical issue, according to experts.
The government record shows that urbanisation is growing at the rate of 6.44 percent every year. It has been estimated that the country’s urban population will reach 25 percent by 2015 and 50 percent by 2025, according to Suresh Prasad Acharya, joint secretary at the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works.
Nepal being one of the countries with the highest urbanisation rate, it is high time that we discussed on adaptation and mitigation methodology including urban planning and legislation to impacts of climate change, said Bhusan Tuladhar, technical chief at UN-HABITAT Nepal, office.
Kathmandu Valley is facing a series of problems like waste management, sanitation and growing slum areas due to the lack of urban planning strategies and legal framework.
The new study being undertaken under UN-HABITAT’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative will help understand and address the linkages between climate change and urban development in Kathmandu, particularly relating to water management, Tuladhar said.
Though the government has adopted a National Urban Policy for the balanced national structure, healthy and economically vibrant urban environment and effective urban management since 2008, it is not effectively implemented as the urban environment is found significantly deteriorating.