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Impact of climate change is highest on water resources: Minister Basnet

Shakti Bahadur Basnet

Kathmandu, March 29: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Shakti Bahadur Basnet has said that the climate change has the most impact on the water resources.

Addressing a programme to launch a report entitled ‘Study Report on Water Resources Management under World Water Leadership Programme’ here today, he underscored on paying special attention for smooth management, utilization and conservation of water for mitigating the climate change impact.

Minister Basnet urged the politicians to accept the study report related to the smooth management of water and take it to policy implementation level.

Emphasizing on the need of becoming more serious for the better management of water resources and moving ahead by identifying the problems, the Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Minister said the study report has highlighted on integrated approach on water resources management.

He suggested moving ahead the most of the legal provisions connected with climate in an integrated manner. As the Minister shared, the time calls for moving ahead giving special attention to the multi-sector use of the river basin and the budget allocation has been kept in priority keeping this in view.

The study report has incorporated various topics on sustainable water management, including the obstacles seen in the water resources management under the World Water Leadership Programme. #Nepal

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