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rise in flood-prone rivers, villagers are increasingly able to react quickly enough to save lives and livelihoods – whether they live in Assam, India, or the Koshi River basin of Nepal, or, in the latest upscaling of a successful
Countries in the Himalayan and downstream areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayas need to strengthen their collaboration to address food, water and energy issues. Unless this happens, the region’s agricultural development could be at risk.
in the Himalayan and downstream region strengthen collaboration to address food, water and energy issues, the region is likely to face an unprecedented food crisis. This was the underlining message of the two-day regional ‘Knowledge
Climate Change in Downstream Areas of the Indus River Basin: Local Perceptions and Adaptation Measures
Large cardamom (Amomum sabulatum Roxb) is the high value cash crop and main source of cash income for farmers in eastern Himalayan region including Eastern Nepal, Sikkim and parts of Darjeeling district in West Bengal of India, and Southern Bhutan.
from the upstream watershed villagers Nibuwa and Tankhuwa and downstream Dhankuta town residents as well as the government agencies had been highly
Exploring the different types of flood early warning systems in flood prone areas of Pakistan, three delegates from Pakistan visited the International Centre of Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and its community based flood early warning
people in the mountains and downstream. Adaptation
HKH and are catastrophic to downstream communities. Many rivers and
floodplain area of Sarpallo Village Development Committee (VDC), 270 kms east of Kathmandu, life is back to normal for local Villagers in the waning days of monsoon. As a flood-prone area, Sarpallo Villagers have faced summer floods for
As the recent monsoon rainfall-induced floods overran large swathes of the Nepal Terai and parts of Bangladesh and India, including Bihar, disturbing images of the havoc they wrought were flashed across news channels and information platforms.
Koshi Basin Programme News
Community-based flood early warning systems will help communities in the Koshi basin better prepare for a flood
occurred above Jure village, about 1.4 km upstream from the Sun Koshi Hydropower project’s intake site. In an instant, a 1.9 km long slope of land perched 1,350 m above the river bed collapsed, burying
John Crump, senior science writer with GRID-Arendal, recollects his experiences from the field, while visiting ICIMOD’s pilot sites on Climate Smart Villages, and action research site on adaptive capacity in Kavrepalanchok district...
Efforts to understand the Koshi basin’s upstream-downstream linkages have the potential to change river basin management