Key Findings in December
Across 14 districts, 37 percent of respondents said water supply is the biggest community reconstruction need. This number has increased since the October 2017 report, but it remains below the year’s high of 44 percent, reported in May 2017. Other needs include schools, roads and trails/lanes. Ramechhap and Dhading reported the highest water supply reconstruction need, with 54 and 52 percent respectively, while 67 percent of respondents from Okhaldhunga reported roads as the biggest need.
Over the course of 2017 water needs have persistently topped the list of community recovery needs. Encouragingly, there have been several initiatives to coordinate and invest more in addressing the water supply issue for communities. The momentum that has been gained towards this end in 2017 should be further built on moving into 2018 with the continued commitment of partners working together to restore access to necessary water supply for affected communities.