Status: Ongoing

Understanding high mountain aquifers to source drinking water in the Sagarmatha National Park

This community-driven project aims to combines science, applied science, and human dimensions with the goal of solving the water problems of two communities in the Sagarmatha National Park (SNP), Nepal by using a combination of water quality and quantity testing, geological mapping, and an Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) survey for the communities of Phortse and Lobuche to have identified the need for improved water security.

Project Partners

Ball State University (BSU), Kathmandu University (KU), Action for Nepal, National Park Service of Nepal, Sagarmatha National Park (SNP), Namche Bazaar Office, and Phortse and Lobuche Water Council and Community Governance Committees

UNSDGs addressed

SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation for All) and SDG 13 (Climate Action)