25 March: Café Scientifique on 'Climate Change Adaptation' within a river basin context


ICIMOD’s Asia-Pacific Mountain Network (APMN) joined the British Council Nepal to organise a Café Climate on 25 March focusing on 'Climate Change Adaptation' within a river basin context. Café Climate is part of the Café Scientifique series, which is a forum for youth to discuss topical scientific issues. These ‘Cafés’ are informal and accessible – more so than a public lecture. The Café starts with a short talk by a speaker, usually a scientist or science writer, to introduce the topic, followed by an hour or so of questions, answers, and a general discussion.

Dr Garrett Kilroy, Coordinator of the Koshi River Basin Programme, ICIMOD, was the speaker at Café Climate, and the second speaker for the Café Scientifique series in the Central and South Asian region. In his presentation, Garrett presented integrated water resources management as a tool for climate change adaptation with examples from Europe and the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region. The discussion, held in Kathmandu, was facilitated by Mr Pranay Rai of the British Council, Nepal. The programme was attended by 60 Nepali youth including the British Council’s International Climate Champions, ICIMOD/APMN’s youth programme alumni, and ICIMOD staff. 

A summary of the event is available on the web at http://www.icimod.org/?q=3213.