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municipality to assess upstream-downstream linkages, possible payment and benefit sharing mechanisms, and also understanding value of ecosystem services, particularly water in the Tankhuwa
Dasarath Chand municipality in far western Nepal 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
Development (ICIMOD) and its community based flood early warning system
Shri Prakash Javredkar, Ministry of Environment, Forestry & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) kicked off the soft launch of Climate+Change Indian Himalayan Region: Our Mountains Our Future during a ceremony on 15 December 2016 at the MoEF&CC’s new Indira
Lessons from the Barahchhetra community in the Koshi River Basin of Nepal
The mock drill followed the installation of three community-based flood early warning systems (CB-FEWS) at selected sites along the Ratu River in late June and early July 2015. CB-FEWS are devices engineered to alert downstream communities...
In the floodplain Bakdhuwa village development committee of Saptari district, eastern Nepal, local communities often face challenges related to water and disaster management. Most of the communities there depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), a global asset, is rich in cultural and biological diversity, and natural resources. It is also home to inaccessible, remote, and fragile regions where local populations live in poverty. Managing ecosystems in the
The Himalayas: Upstream but Downwind
Resilient forest dependent communities need supportive government policies and strengthened institutions
The Institute of Water Modeling (IWM) in Bangladesh has developed a cost-effective information system that provides 8-day flood forecasting. The system provides near real-time information through web GIS...
Communities in the Koshi Basin start developing local Water Use Master Plans
Strengthening the capacity of satellite-based flood forecasting using near real time Jason-2 satellite altimeter data under SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme, ICIMOD
By the mid-monsoon, flash floods of Bhote Koshi had already swept away more than 65 houses and placed 200 more at risk. With rains becoming heavier, further damage was expected.
Upstream and downstream are 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
to foster Climate Smart Communities throughout the Indian Himalayan region. Becoming Climate Smart requires increased capacity
catastrophic to downstream communities. Many rivers and
Koshi Basin Programme News
conserving Dhankuta upstream communities 24 Feb 2016 Bio-briquettes and bio-composting in Khar 24 Feb 2016 SERVIR HKH workshop in Islamabad 22 Feb 2016 Visiting climate smart village 19 Feb 2016 Reducing Koshi water vulnerability