Analysis of Flood, Drought and Climate in Nepal

  • Project: Analysis of Flood, Drought and Climate in Nepal
  • Client: Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS)
  • Location: Nepal
  • Date: Ongoing

The overall objective of the study is to prepare a comprehensive report on flood, drought and climate throughout the country where WECS intend to recommend/assist in formulating new policies and strategies based on the report to the concerned Ministries. 

As a large percentage (about 33%) of Nepal’s gross domestic product (GDP) is supported by agricultural productivity, an understanding of implications of flood and drought, their extremes and associated climates is vital to the development of the country. Due to huge variation in the topography of Nepal (64m in Terai to 8848 in the Himalaya), the river morphology, precipitation patterns and climate have wide variations. The rivers in the plain cause damages every monsoon season and thus flood is considered as the most common water induced disaster. On the Other hand, very less precipitation in the winter season causes a remarkable drought in Nepal. Suitable and sustainable measures need to be taken to reduce disaster risk due to flood, drought and associated climate. “End poverty in all its forms everywhere” is the first and the most prioritized Sustainable Development Goal and disaster risk reduction is considered as an important task to alleviate poverty in the country as stated in the periodic plans of the Government of Nepal (GoN).

The inventory of historical flood, drought and associated climate, the analysis of the causes of their occurrence, inventory of associated disaster and their probability of occurrence, inventory need to be documented through a scientific approach/methodology. This will not only help to manage disaster risk reduction but also to provide a basis for an economy-wide modeling framework of the country. 

 Through this study, WECS intends to prepare a report on analysis of flood, drought and related climate studies throughout Nepal.

Overall services provided by firm

The scope of the consultancy services includes, but not limited to, following major activities:

  • Review plans, policies, acts, regulations and ordinance regarding flood, drought and climate at national as well as international level.

  • Review of international standards, policies and practices in incorporating the climate change effect and mitigation measures in national policy.

  • Review past flood and drought events and associated climate in Nepal.

  • Prepare inventory of flood and drought in Nepal. Analysis of flood and drought inventory for recommendation in policy (intervention in hydropower development planning, Irrigation Planning, Agricultural development planning).

  • Assess the cause of past flood, drought and associated climate in Nepal and regional climate if necessary.

  • Prepare inventory of disasters caused by each of the flood and drought events. Also carry out GIS mapping of these events.

  • Carry out past and future climate change and variability analysis.

  • Carry out changes in climate extremes.

  • Carry out physics based distributed hydrologic modeling during flood and drought analysis.

Related Project

Bill Verfication of Super Aankhu Khola Hydropower Project (25 MW)

Project: Bill Verfication of Super Aankhu Khola Hydropower Project SAKHP (25 MW)

Client: Gorakshya Hydropower Pvt.Ltd

Date: Ongoing

Baglung-Beu-Narethati Road Tunnel (7.5 km)

Project: Feasibility Study of Baglung-Beu-Narethati Road Tunnel (7.5 km)

Client: Department of Roads, Quality Research & Development Center (QRDC)

Date: Ongoing

To develop an optimization framework for the real-time optimum intake of water from diverse water sources in Kathmandu Valley

Project: To develop an optimization framework for the real-time optimum intake of water from diverse water sources in Kathmandu Valley

Client: Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS)

Date: Ongoing

Become a Client

Let's work together for better tomorrow. We help you organize and build your infrastructure projects.

Contact Us

Become our Partner

We have been providing value added services to foreign consulting firms from across the globe who may be interested to establish the business activities in Nepal.

Become Our Partners

Join Our Team

Work with passionate & result oriented people who are expert in their field and makes remarkable impact on what they are doing partnering with clients and community.