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solutions around water security and water-induced disasters in the Koshi basin, specialists from the Koshi region gathered in Patna, Bihar on 4 February 2016 for a two-day forum. After years of devastating floods in southern Nepal and

Improving the management of water resources in the Hindu Kush Himalayas means recognizing those connections and building them into policy making and development

The two-day workshop on 24–25 March will bring together national and international partners and stakeholders involved in knowledge and capacity development initiatives related to water, livelihoods, and gender in the Koshi basin.

Somewhere in a mountain village in the Himalaya, a woman folds a taro leaf into a cone, fills it with soil, and sows a seed. She waters her little cone with waste water from the kitchen, creating an enabling environment for the seed to germinate in.

Forum reveals new possibilities for water induced disaster management in the Koshi basin

Koshi River basin contains rich biodiversity and is a source of ecosystem services that sustain the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in China, India, and Nepal. The basin plays a key role in the irrigation of downstream areas and has

Koshi Basin Programme News

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for global Water issues. Organised annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the theme of this year’s week is Water for Sustainable Growth.

world’s annual renewable water resources. Population growth and urbanization are major drivers of change and increasing water stress in the

The Indus River Basin is shared by four countries Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan, with the largest portions of the basin lying in Pakistan (52%) and India (33%). The main river originates at Lake Ngangla Rinco on the Tibetan Plateau in the

fertile floodplains of the Koshi basin is one of the most agriculturally abundant regions of Bihar (India) and Nepal that frequently suffers from significant flood and drought events attributing to low agricultural productivity,

Water resources assessment and monitoring

Poverty and vulnerability assessment

2016 to discuss needs for vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning for forest ecosystems in

conducted by the Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF), a partner of

Research on Nepal’s irrigation sector should be a priority of the Government of Nepal, irrigation experts said during the national irrigation seminar held 10-11 June in Dhulikhel, Nepal. The event was organised jointly by the Department of

The action research explores how remittances can be used by households to improve their ability to prepare and respond to disasters and reduce vulnerability.

Lessons from the Barahchhetra community in the Koshi River Basin of Nepal

abundant seasonal and annual water supply. Despite this, mountain people living on the ridges and hill slopes have limited

Partnership forum to reduce disasters in the Koshi River Basin