|Title||Improving water and sanitation governance through citizens' action|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Kathmandu, NPWaterAid -|
|Place Published||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Keywords||access to sanitation, access to water, child health, children, diarrhoeal diseases, drinking water, mortality, nepal|
For some people, the water crisis means having to walk long distances every day to fetch enough drinking water - clean or unclean - just to get by. For others, it means suffering from malnutrition or disease caused by droughts, floods or inadequate sanitation. Many people suffer these hardships due to lack of funds or inadequate knowledge of how to solve local water use and allocation problems. The past two decades have seen a number of efforts by government and civil society to accelerate the coverage and quality of basic water and sanitation facilities in Nepal. However, sector players, including civil society, have paid less attention to the actual governance of water and sanitation services. As a result, a number of outstanding issues are yet to be adequately addressed by all major sector players.