Conversation with Nepali water expert Dipak Gyawali
If there is one person who says it without flinching, it is Dipak Gyawali. He explains how international water agencies try to impose unnatural systems of water management with no regard for existing traditional systems, which results in complete failure. He also talks about the power of Nepal’s communities, which are able to come together and rebuild after a calamity, without waiting for the government. Technology must be used to improve traditional systems, not supplant them, he says.