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region has nearly 500 GW hydropower potential, but only a fraction of it has been developed. As countries in the region gear up for increased hydropower production to alleviate energy poverty, they find themselves

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A new environmental impact assessment is an encouraging sign for hydropower developers and environmentalists

New Reports Identify Impacts of Climate Change on World’s Highest Mountains

of new EIA guidelines for hydropower, carried out under the auspices of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration in International Finance

Koshi Basin Programme hosts a National Consultation workshop in China and revisits its impact pathway to ensure common understanding and plan for knowledge management strategies and research uptake

ICIMOD highlights water dynamics, cooperation, and sustainable agriculture and hydropower development in the Hindu Kush Himalayas at 2013 World Water Week

Agriculture ecosystem

Much 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

Migration and Remittances

Policy analysis

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.

The Koshi River basin is a transboundary basin shared by China, India, and Nepal. The river originates on the high altitude Tibetan Plateau and passes through eastern Nepal and northern Bihar in India before joining the Ganges.

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.

Rural enterprise development

The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) Partnership for Sustainable Mountain Development was launched during a ministerial-level panel discussion organized on 24 May 2016 on the sidelines of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2) in Nairobi, Kenya,

Strengthening mountain livelihood opportunities

Koshi Basin Programme News

Ecosystems provide a network of services to communities that help sustain livelihoods. Integration of earth observation data with GIS makes it possible to quantify the supplies and demands of ecosystem services and provide reliable data for

The Himalayas: Upstream but Downwind