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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.

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

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

Water resources assessment and monitoring

Glaciers

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

Community efforts for improving drinking water quality

Drinking water quality improvement through conservation measures

Capacity Building Workshop on Satellite Remote Sensing Applications for Water Resources Management

Managing water resources with satellite technology


The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is highly dynamic as there are many socioeconomic and environmental drivers of change at play, including climate change. The impacts of these changes challenge the resilience of natural and human capacities and

Workshop on rainfall surface development in Nepal

Wetlands

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

impact of climate change on water availability in the Hindu Kush Himalaya is a great concern, and is important to understand for better planning of water resources. Hydrological models provide insight into different parts of the

Cryosphere monitoring 2

The samples collected were kept frozen until they were brought down to a lower elevation and melted samples were filtered immediately. The deposition of snow collected in the filter which will be sent to the laboratory in Institute of Tibetan

The worldwide rapid response team, coordinated by ICIMOD, inventoried landslides and mapped dangerous obstructions such as landslide-dammed lakes and rivers, sharing the results quickly with the Government of Nepal and aid agencies and later with