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

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.

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

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

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


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.

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

There is a growing recognition that countries of the Indus River Basin face major and changing threats to their future water security and thus to their peoples’ critical food and energy needs...

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

research to develop local Water Use Master Plans (WUMP) for the Koshi Basin Programme in three districts which represent the three ecological zones of the Koshi basin —

The ICIMOD ‘Springshed approach’ is an initiative to understand the hydrogeological perspective of springs, the current demand and supply pattern, and existing local management practices, if any, at a landscape scale to use that science and

Water Availability and Demand

Workshop on Tools for Developing Water Availability and Demand Scenarios

Gender and socially inclusive local water use master plans supported by ICIMOD and HELVETAS in pilot VDCs are inspiring many communities in watershed areas to simulate the initiative

The Indus River Basin is shared by four countries Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan, with the largest portions of the basin lying in Pakistan (52%) and India (33%). The main river originates at Lake Ngangla Rinco on the Tibetan Plateau in the

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.

and implementing of local water use master plans or WUMPs, for short. WUMPs are five-year plans that use an integrated approach to manage