Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts in Gandaki River Basin of Nepal: Putting Research into Use

Flip Wester of HI-AWARE (standing) and David Molden (center, sitting), Director General of ICIMOD, watch a TOUCH TABLE demonstration in progress.

“Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins for Improving Livelihoods” is a five year study that ICIMOD is leading with its partners in four river basins namely Indus, Upper Ganga, Gandaki and Teesta in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. The research aims at developing climate change adaptation approaches, and increasing the resilience of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the four river basins.

As part of HI-AWARE's third work package, i.e. Research into Use, ICIMOD together with Practical Action Nepal is organising a one and a half day consultation titled "Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts in the Gandaki River Basin of Nepal: Putting Research into Use". The event will take place between the 10th and 11th of August, 2016. The venue is the Yak & Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu.

The consultation aims to share and discuss HI-AWARE research with policymakers and practitioners. The aim is to identify and prioritze suitable adaptation measures for anticipated climate change impacts in the Gandaki basin. This national level consultation is in continuation of a series of local level stakeholder engaegement events that have been held Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Chitwan districts of Nepal earlier this year.