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Public Private Partnership to promote innovative solutions for water recharge

June 2018. The Coca-Cola Foundation and the Coca-Cola system in Nepal have partnered with a variety of actors to promote innovative solutions for water. The Foundation along with its partners are helping to tackle Nepal’s most pressing environmental challenges and to integrate the value of nature into decision-making processes and convene influential partners to solve global environmental challenges. These partnerships do more than mobilize more resources and deliver extraordinary outcomes in challenging places. Such partnerships involve financial and in-kind commitments from public-private sectors such as corporations or foundations to enhance public development projects, reads a press note from Coke. With rapid climatic changes, increase in global temperature and population growth, there is a scarcity of potable water in many countries across the world, it said, adding that rainwater harvesting is best described as the technique by which rainwater is accumulated and stored with the intention of reusing it during the dry season or when there is a drought.  As a part of this larger integrated effort, the Foundation also supported a joint initiative of Centre for Integrated Urban Development (CIUD), WaterAid Nepal, and Underprivileged Children’s Educational Programs (UCEP) handed over its third Rainwater Harvesting and Groundwater Recharge project to UCEP at Sanothimi in Bhaktapur.