Water Use Master Plan + 3R Facilitator’s Manual Online

In many areas of the world, people experience periods of water scarcity even though there is enough rainfall and run-off on an annual basis. At moments when water is plentiful, often a
large portion of it disappears unused through floods, surface run-off, and evaporation. Better water buffer management is needed to avoid localized scarcity and prepare for future climate change shocks and increased climate variability.

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal, MetaMeta and Aidenvironment have developed a WUMP + 3R approach. WUMP + 3R builds on the Water Use Master Plan (WUMP) approach, developed and implemented by the Water Resource Management Programme of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal, and on the concept of 3R (retention, recharge, and reuse), as developed by the 3R consortium (including Aidenvironment, through RAIN, and MetaMeta).

The objective of the WUMP + 3R approach is to mainstream the issues of recharge, retention, and reuse in operational and inclusive water use planning in Nepal for climate change adaptation and enhanced water resource management. The approach is developed for implementation at the village development committee (VDC) level, which is the lowest administrative unit of the Government of Nepal. The WUMP + 3R approach emphasizes low-cost and small-scale water conservation and inclusive management solutions that can be implemented at the local level.

This document is prepared as a Training Manual for WUMP + 3R facilitators who facilitate the inclusive WUMP + 3R process in the field. The focus of the manual is on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a facilitator. This manual also provides links to the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary for trainers who train the facilitators.

For more information, please contact Basja Jantowski.