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connected. So are natural resources and human livelihoods. Improving the management of water resources in the Hindu Kush Himalayas means recognizing those connections and building them into policy making and development

Water resources assessment and monitoring

and Jobs – Empowering Young Professional’ was the theme for the 2016 World Water Day celebration program, highlighted the relationship between Water and the employability agenda in the quest for mountain development and sustainable

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

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.

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

in developing an effective, sustainable network of universities in the HKH, in collaboration with academic, research and knowledge generating and exchange institutions both within and

How is climate change impacting water resources in the Himalayas? That’s a big question, and now there’s a comprehensive atlas that policy makers and practitioners can turn to for answers and information.

Within a short span the project results showed the vast potential for saving fuel and greenhouse gas emissions, reducing indoor air pollution, and freeing up time spent in collecting fuel, especially by women, for productive activities.

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

Promoting tourism in parts of the HKH has emerged as a promising avenue for development, but one that requires careful attention to the landscapes in which communities hope to attract increasing numbers of travelers. While the increased tourist

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

of local crop genetic resources, identify rare and unique species, promote

Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshWater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshWater resources. It’s a day to celebrate Water making difference for the members of

Strategic Engagement with Corporate Sector Enhanced by Work with SAARC CCI

year, World Water Day draws attention to a specific aspect of freshWater. Under the theme ‘Water and Sustainable Development’, World Water Day 2015 provides an opportunity to build on the messages from previous years and highlight the role

Hosted by the International RiverFoundation, the 19th International Riversymposium (, which is being held at Taj Palace in New Delhi, India from 12 to 14 September 2016, brings together river managers, policy developers,

World Water Day 2017

established goals for the Sustainable Development