What We Do

Core Principles

  • Develop basis and mechanisms for regional cooperation through which to build regional dialogue, improve communication, and conduct advocacy. Sub-activities include:
    • Generate and cross-share scientific knowledge for diplomacy, policy, and regional cooperation.
    • Enhance the Indus Regional Flood Information System (RFIS) and the Indus Basin Flood Outlook for regional cooperation in flood management.
    • Strengthen Regional Science Network in the Upper Indus Basin (UIB).
    • Establish and enhance gender resources and networks.

  • Create and use critical new knowledge and integrated knowledge products to address food, water, energy, and climate change issues for upstream and downstream basin populations. Sub-activities include:
    • Improve basin monitoring and scenario projections.
    • Develop scenarios and projections to determine water availability.
    • Innovate gender sensitive solutions related to water, energy, and food.

  • Promote best practices, capacity development, and innovations to create an enabling environment. Sub-activities include:
    • Test and promote innovations on agricultural water management as alternatives to existing cryosphere-dependent irrigation systems that are vulnerable to climate change to strengthen adaptive capacities at the community level
    • Enhance awareness and adaptive capacities of communities in disaster preparedness through low-cost and innovative community-based early warning system (CBFEWS) demonstrations.
    • Enhance the capacity of national departments—on assessment and management of water resources—through Spatial Processes in Hydrology (SPHY) model trainings.