Introduction

Society of Public Health Engineers, Nepal (SOPHEN) is an independent nonprofit professional organization, registered under the Social Welfare Act 2049 of Government of Nepal. SOPHEN was established in 1990 (2047 B.S) with main objective of capacity building of WASH sector professionals and support Government for enhanced WASH services through workshop, seminar, training and dialogue. SOPHEN, in collaboration with government, national and international professional organizations conducts training and seminars on issues such as: WASH policy design, implementation and governance, economic and financial sustainability. SOPHEN is governed by an elected executive committee of 11 members, led by the President for tenure of two years. SOPHEN’s mandates include capacity enhancement of members, safeguarding their rights and interest, and promoting of research and technology.