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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.

Nepal has a long history of farmer managed irrigation systems (FMIS) where farmers take sole responsibility for operating and maintaining their irrigation systems. In the absence of strong government intervention in the past, FMIS slowly evolved

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

ICIMOD is working to transform water management in the Koshi basin through inclusive water use master plans

Food security

Strategies and approaches

Water is a gendered issue, particularly in the mountain areas of the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Inequalities between men and women, characterized most acutely by women’s lack of control over and limited access to productive resources...

well as abroad, working on issues related to climate change and adaptation in the Indus River basin participated in dynamic discussions at the

Glaciers, Changing Surface Water Regimes and GroundWater Resources: Connecting the Dots Nepal told to submit sixth biodiversity report 22 Dec 2016 Dhaulagiri glacier shrinking, thanks to climate change 21 Dec 2016 ICIMOD-supported Local

Spring management

International Women’s Day 2014 Celebration at ICIMOD

ICIMOD celebrates World Environment Day 2013

Experts working across the Indus River Basin came together during a three-day policy conference 23–25 July 2014 in Islamabad to discuss the impacts of climate change on mountain people, and the challenges and opportunities for policy and action to

Kush Himalaya (HKH) are ‘water towers’, which provide water and services such as food, biodiversity, and energy to 1.3 billion people downstream. However, climate change is these mountains. Scientists project a likely increase

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