ASHA good practice paper on solar lifting

Globally, climate change has exacerbated water, more specifically, too much or too little water. The problem of too little water has created many challenges in the smallholders’ lives and livelihoods in rural hilly areas. Many communities are surrounded by water, providing/provisioning water services to the downstream communities, but themselves are devoid of a facility to access the same. Local Adaptation Plans for Action (LAPA) process facilitated by the Adaptation for Smallholders in Hilly Areas (ASHA) project in those area facing climate change has made efforts to improve the climate resilience of vulnerable smallholders through the promotion of climate-resilient community infrastructures, land management activities, smart climate agriculture and renewable energy technologies. One such measure includes installing water lifting technology, promoting multiple water uses and conserving water sources in critical sub-watersheds. This good practice paper provides brief information and learning of the ASHA project from solar lifting sub-projects with a case study from Sanibheri Rural Municipality-8 of Rukum west in Karnali Province of Nepal.