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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

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.

As a young girl growing up in the hilly Dapcha Kashikhanda municipality, Sushila Adhikari remembers her local pond Daraune Pokhari. It used to be much larger than it is today.


The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is one of the most dynamic, diverse, and complex mountain systems in the world, providing fresh water resources to more than 210 million people in the mountains and 1.3 billion people downstream.

ICIMOD ‘Springshed approach’ is an initiative to understand the hydrogeological perspective of Springs, the current demand and supply pattern, and existing local management practices, if any, at a landscape scale to use that science and

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

and consequently, a lot of water resources projects are being planned and constructed. Unfortunately, the country still takes the conventional project-by-project approach to development, which has

World Water Day 2017

project is to revive drying springs by building a high level of understanding of localised spring hydrogeology; extensive mapping of all spring sources in the study areas; building a comprehensive understanding of the

are no contaminants in the water we drink can drastically improve human health and well-being. Keeping this in mind, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Myanmar

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

has suffered from an acute water shortage for several years. To meet the area’s water demand, a new project to provided sufficient water for their daily life of municipal citizens is under construction


trip studying adaptive water governance under the Himalayan Adaption, water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) initiative, I visited Vyas Municipality, Gandaki River Basin, Nepal, to collect primary data from 210 randomly selected

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

Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), Lead Pakistan, Riphah International University, and the Eco-Science Foundation observed the World

Gender and socially inclusive local water use master plans supported by ICIMOD and HELVETAS in pilot VDCs are inspiring many communities in watershed areas to simulate the initiative

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