Government of Nepal
Ministry of Water Resources, Energy and Irrigation

Groundwater Resources Development Board

Groundwater Dashboard Nepal

Digital and open monitoring system

How to use this website?

  • This is an initial version of the dashboard and is designed to provide rapid access to the data that the GWRDB is collecting in an actionable format. Suggestions and feedback for additional features are welcome.
  • You are currently on the home page. Here we provide a brief overview of this project activity and instruction on how to use this dashboard.
  • The Digtial groundwater monitoring page provides and overview of recently collected data through different monitoring methods (see below for more information). You can toggle the map to display different monitoring methods and click on the wells to see the data collected for each specific location and methods.
  • The Download monitoring data page provides access to the detailed data that has been collected and you can download it in CSV format. In the navigation bar you can also select the district and well type to show data for.
  • The Histroical database page contains data that has been collected by the GWRDB since the year 2000. Note that this data has not been cleaned, but it can be used to obtain a better feel for the groundwater level fluctuations that are typical in the region.
  • The Meta-data Meta-data page provides more detailed background information and other relevant meta-data
  • The Digital Library Page is collection of different reports which can be accessed to read
  • The Contact Us page is where we can send feedback/query about the dashboart to GWRDB Nepal.


In case you should have any question or feedback kindly get in touch and contact Surendray Man Shakya ( for queries to the GWRDB. The source code will be shortly made available on GitHub.

Acknowledgements, funding, and partners

This website is a product of the CSISA-Resilience project in partnership with Nepal’s Groundwater Resources Development Board and aims to contribute to Nepal’s capacity to build a digital groundwater monitoring system through a small pilot project in the USAID Feed the Future Zone of Nepal’s Tarai region. The ongoing expansion of groundwater resources development will undoubtedly provide great contribution to Nepal’s irrigation sector and food security. Along this way, a digital groundwater monitoring system will be critical to help the country guide the development and management of the resource by providing decision-makers and communities with adequate spatial evidence and information about the opportunities and risks for sustainable and equitable groundwater use.

The Cereal Systems Initiative in South Asia (CSISA; is supported by USIAD and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and implemented jointly with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). In Nepal, new support from USAID has led to the implementation of the CSISA Covid-19 Response and Resilience Activity (CSISA-Resilience), which is also implemented with Texas A&M University, Cornell University, and International Development Enterprises (iDE). CSISA-Resilience involves two inter-linked objectives that address CSISA’s strengths in core areas needed to assist in COVID-19 response and recovery, as well as Nepal’s longer-term building of processes and structures that can enhance resilience to shocks, with emphasis empowering youth and overcoming challenges faced by women headed farm households. The views expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the donors.