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Case - Nepal

For this project, environmental changes and Natural resource utilization is considered through test-cases in Nepal

Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia located in the Himalayas. The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest. Nepal is an underdeveloped country with a low income economy, struggling with high level of hunger and poverty.

Nepal has become a disaster hotspot, with natural hazards increasing over the past two decades. A numerous environmental problems such as floods, landslides, fire, cyclonic winds, hailstorms, drought and famine are among the disasters gripping the Himalayan nation. In addition, recently there were two earthquake on 25 April 2015 and an aftershock 12 May 2015 that caused a real turmoil in the country.

Despite these challenges, the country has been making steady progress, with the help of government commitments, but still needs to focus also on pre-disaster preparedness.