Geographic coverage Six Hilly VDCs of Chitwan district (Siddhi, Shaktikhor, Kaule, Chandibhanjyang, Kabilas, and Darechowk)
Project duration 1 October 2015 – 31 September 2019
Budget £394,524 (NPR 43,397,640)
Funding partner/s  Viva Con Agua/Welthungerhilfe
Target groups 4,800 HHs (26,736 people); targeting most vulnerable groups in the communities


Implementation of Water Induced Disaster Risk Reduction Project (WIDP) has just started. The project intends to reduce the impact of water-induced disasters especially flood and debris flow in Madi and landslide in Lothar. The project is focused to Bandarmudhe river and adopts ‘one river one community approach’. The project closely coordinates with local disaster risk management committees (LDRMCs) including district and municipality level stakeholders at different levels. The efforts are targeted to strengthen the management capacity of the community people and to improve flood resilience.


- To reduce water induced disaster risk in flood prone area in Madi Municipality, especially around Bandarmudhe river basin,
- To support for income generation activities of community people relating to DRR, and
- To develop DRR management capacity of community and local government.

Expected results

- Strengthened capacity of CBPO’s Association in Bandarmudhe River basin for sustainably managing flood control facilities,
- Strengthened capacity of Local Disaster Risk Management Committee (LDRMC),
- Strengthened understanding of DRR at schools in Madi Municipality,
- Integrated DRR concept in various sectors of Lothar VDC, and
- Strengthened Understanding of high-risk points of landslide at community level

Key achievements

- 12 Community Disaster Management Committee (CDMCs) were formed in Madi and Lothar,
- 190 flood affected people enhanced their capacity on disaster management by sharing DRR information to each other, and
- Completed feasibility study for infrastructure construction in Madi and Lother VDC.