Nepal - water risk scenarios and opportunities for resilient development

This report, “Nepal – Water Risk Scenarios and Opportunities for Resilient Development,” is a product of an eighteen-month long process designed to engage experts, influencers, decision-makers, and key stakeholders in Nepal on the nature and potential consequences of risks faced by Nepal’s water resources. WWF’s Living Himalayas Initiative initiated the process, in partnership with WWF Nepal’s Country Office. The report captures key insights that emerged or were reaffirmed during the course of the eighteen months. This current volume of the report explores multiple scenarios for how key water-reliant sectors in Nepal evolve over the next two decades (through approximately 2035). Each of the scenarios has implications for Nepal’s water resources, and thus the report also examines the implications, underscores the risks, and enumerates opportunities for Nepal to address or manage the risks.