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Officials from Dapcha Kashikhanda Municipality in Kavre District have integrated the construction of recharge ponds into next year’s ward and VDC plans as a result of research conducted by the Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF), a partner

HI-AWARE researchers from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), The Mountain Institute-India and local organisations recently visited Santook Mirik on the outskirts of Kalimpong in the Teesta Basin in India to take

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.

In 2013, ICIMOD Koshi Basin Programme (KBP) started 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

Spring management

farmers managed irrigation systems though they are less studied, understood and recognized. However, the irrigation institutions including FMIS are dominated by men?” Such was the tone of the discussion set on Farmer

Valley and Yala Glacier this spring for routine maintenance of meteorological stations, data collection, and mass

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

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 along with key government organizations in the water supply sector was invited by the President of Nepal, Right Honorable Bidhya Devi Bhandari to a consultation meeting regarding the deteriorating water scarcity situation in many parts of

Water is a primary life-giving resource, and its availability is an essential component in socioeconomic development and poverty reduction. The Himalayas are the source of countless perennial rivers, but paradoxically substantial number of mountain

flood early warning system (CB-FEWS) is an integrated system of tools and plans to detect and respond to flood emergencies. It’s managed by the communities themselves and, if properly designed and implemented, can make the difference

Mobile based Crop Advisory System for Nepal

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

Reviving springs and providing access to solar powered irrigation pumps (SPIP)

Local community leaders from village development committees (VDCs) gathered 2 Decem-ber 2015 in Bhakunde Besi, Kavre for a one day workshop on upscaling the findings of par-ticipatory action research on springs and ponds...

Springs are the main source of water for millions of people in the mid hills of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH). Both rural and urban communities depend on Springs for meeting their drinking, domestic and agricultural water needs.

areas. The harvesting system

Hydrogeological investigations in Dailekh involved the study of prioritized springs where detailed hydrogeological studies and spring monitoring was carried out.

The training touched on the importance of groundwater in the Himalayan region; understanding rocks, aquifers, and mountain springs; application of hydrogeology for understanding spring systems...