New Umbrella Act, Policy and Sector Development Plan

DSCF2823Through a consultative process SEIU has drafted an umbrella act and policy for the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)   sector. The draft policy and act will apply to all government sector agencies, local bodies, government enterprises, non-  government organizations, service providers, community based organizations, and private sector.  The new policy is update and   harmonization of the existing urban and rural policies, which has also been able to bring consistencies in the two policies. The   umbrella act fulfils the need of a comprehensive law for the effective,  efficient and harmonized water supply, waste water and   sanitation service delivery in accordance the stated Government policies.

Download the latest updated draft (June 2015) of WSSS policy (English/Nepali)  Download draft bill (English/Nepali)

The formulation of SDP stems from the need to improve sector capacity, responsiveness and accountability through the development of a comprehensive national WASH framework to guide and align WASH sector stakeholders for improved performance in the sector.(download the draft SDP). Provide your inputs.