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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.


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

World Water Day 2017

Improving the management of water resources in the Hindu Kush Himalayas means recognizing those connections and building them into policy making and development

In late February 2017, David Molden, ICIMOD’s Director General, attended a workshop organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Cátedra del Diálogo y la Cultura del Encuentro (Chair of Dialogue and Culture of Encounter) at the

Nepal attempt to transform water management through water use master plans Villages in the Koshi River basin have to contend with a myriad issues around water management, including how it is distributed, how much is distributed, and

are no contaminants in the water we drink can drastically improve human health and well-being. Keeping this in mind, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Myanmar

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

and related issues. Water resources assessment tools are needed to promote meaningful

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.

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 construction


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

trip studying adaptive water governance under the Himalayan Adaption, water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) initiative, I visited Vyas Municipality, Gandaki River Basin, Nepal, to collect primary data from 210 randomly selected

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for global Water issues. Organised annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the theme of this year’s week is Water for Sustainable Growth.

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

solutions around water security and water-induced disasters in the Koshi basin, specialists from the Koshi region gathered in Patna, Bihar on 4 February 2016 for a two-day forum. After years of devastating floods in southern Nepal and

share knowledge on managing water resources in the Koshi River basin by integrating livelihoods and gender as core aspects

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