In Kulekhani, Nepal, a hydroelectricity scheme that used to rely on 'command and control' relations with the upland communities in their catchment now face more critical 'sellers' uri icon


  • Kulekhani which means â??mine of waterâ?? in Nepali lies only 50 kilometers from Kathmandu,Nepal's capital city.The watershed provides 17 percent of the country's hydropower. Kulekhani is one of 15 similar hydropower projects in Nepal and it may well be the starting point of a new era in the relationships between upland communities in the catchments that feed hydroelectricity plants and the companies that turn waterflows into sustainable energy and profits

publication date

  • 2007