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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

in them who share common resources 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.


Water resources assessment and monitoring

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

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.

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

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

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

Himalayan University Consortium (HUC, est. 2007) has its mandate in developing an effective, sustainable network of universities in the HKH, in collaboration with academic, research and knowledge generating and exchange institutions both within and

Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), Lead Pakistan, Riphah International University, and the Eco-Science Foundation observed the World

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.

World Water Day 2017

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

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

Australia extends its expertise in water resource management to Asia

Capacity Building Workshop on Satellite Remote Sensing Applications for Water Resources Management