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is leading to water scarcity for millions of people in the growing cities of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. The massive river systems that supply the water for a range of daily needs, from drinking water to electricity generation, can’t
Hosted by the International RiverFoundation, the 19th International Riversymposium (http://riversymposium.com/), which is being held at Taj Palace in New Delhi, India from 12 to 14 September 2016, brings together river managers, policy developers,
Improving the management of water resources in the Hindu Kush Himalayas means recognizing those connections and building them into policy making and development
Water resources assessment and monitoring
Nepal has a long history of farmer managed irrigation systems (FMIS) where farmers take sole responsibility for operating and maintaining their irrigation systems. In the absence of strong government intervention in the past, FMIS slowly evolved
theme this year is ‘Water for Development’. Based on this theme, ICIMOD will be co-convening two sessions on 25 August. The first, ‘Water: A Domestic Goddess’, from 11:00-12:30, will explore the challenges and innovation in Water supply
abundant seasonal and annual water supply. Despite this, mountain people living on the ridges and hill slopes have limited
The Panel, chaired by Director General Dr David Molden of ICIMOD and facilitated by Dr Philippus Wester, Principal Investigator of the HI-AWARE Consortium, discussed various water challenges in mountain environments as...
of the water originates around the highest mountains on earth, a region often called “the third pole” because of its immense concentration of snow and ice, the largest outside the Arctic and Antarctic. Relying on a complex interplay of
HI-AWARE Researchers Learn about Climate Vulnerability Issues in the Nepal Part of the Gandak Basin
The 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
are a vast storehouse of water in frozen form, with the world’s greatest concentration of
Many records indicate that the trend of rising temperatures is more significant in mountain regions than adjacent lowlands. Climate models also suggest that the future will bring greater temperature increase and more erratic precipitation.
The Indian butter tree is a superb multitasker. It controls erosion, grows in poor soil, its seeds are made into butter, its flowers make a tasty honey – and it can help farmers out of poverty. That’s why it’s earned a role in value chain