An exploration of water stewardship in the Mahakali

This study is an attempt to address challenges related to water consumption and pollution in a transboundary basin with multiple stakeholders embedding itself in the context of the social space of the rivers. Exploration of water stewardship forms a part of the transboundary dialogue between the stakeholders of India and Nepal aimed at understanding the nature of consumption of water in a transboundary region by taking the private actors into consideration and the community into participation. Discourse on water stewardship and footprint endeavors to help the various stakeholders in taking ownership in developing a collaborative framework on critical water quality issues in the Mahakali Basin.