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ICIMOD in partnership with the Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID) has been implementing the EU-funded Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation Programme in Myanmar since last two years. The programme aims to support

When our HIAWARE research team visited the small Bihari village in early February, we found Chharki’s streets lined with bamboo cottages topped with thatched roofs. Outside, women and children loitered. Very few men were visible. The children,

river basin can improve water resource management, was the key message of the regional ‘water-livelihoods-gender nexus’, workshop 24-25 March in Kathmandu hosted by the International Centre of

A team of officials from ICIMOD and the District Agriculture Office in Tsirang visited Himalica pilot sites in Barshong, Bhutan, from 21 March to 8 April 2016 to sensitize local farmers on water management practices.

and implementing of local water use master plans or WUMPs, for short. WUMPs are five-year plans that use an integrated approach to manage

Water resources assessment and monitoring

sources of drinking water for humans and livestock, and they are used for irrigation, especially during the dry

working with the Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF) in partnership with residents from Tinpiple and Dapcha of Kavrepalanchowk District, a midhill region of Nepal, with an aim to track down

Wetlands

energy and water are subsidized to boost crop production, could it lead to more and cheaper food but a shrinking, degraded water supply? Growing crops for biofuels might promise more abundant, cleaner energy, but what happens to food security

sacred landscape covers more than 31,000 km2 geographical area and is spread across China, India, and Nepal. It exhibits diverse vegetation, starting from tropical forest at around 800m altitude to alpine steppe found at altitude higher than

system to identify potential water harvesting

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...

Water is one of the basic necessities for life, and Water scarcity is one of the most important limiting factors for sustainable development initiatives. Rural communities not only need clean Water for drinking and basic hygiene, they also need

Water is one of the basic necessities for life, and Water scarcity is one of the most important limiting factors for sustainable development initiatives. Rural communities not only need clean Water for drinking and basic hygiene, they also need

Farmers from Nepal’s Sindupalanchowak and Ramechap districts attended a four-day hands-on training on water harvesting technology, bio-intensive agriculture farming system, and enclosed composting from 16 to 19 August 2017.

A multiple-use water system

Community efforts for improving drinking water quality