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Rural Earthen Roads Impact Assessment in Phewa Watershed, Western Region, Nepal

  • Leibundgut, G.
  • Sudmeier-Rieux, K.
  • Devkota, S.
  • Jaboyedoff, M.
  • Derron, M.-H.
  • Penna, I.
  • Nguyen, L.
This work describes current research being conducted in the Phewa watershed, near Pokhara in Nepal’s Middle hills, a moist sub-tropical zone with the highest amount of annual rainfall in Nepal (4,500–5,000 mm). The main purpose of this study is to focus on the increase and impact of rural earthen road construction in the Phewa watershed as part of land use changes over 30 years in one of Nepal’s most touristic regions.