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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.
A team of officials from ICIMOD and the District Agriculture Office in Tsirang visited Himalica pilot sites in Barshong, Bhutan, from 21 March to 8 April 2016 to sensitize local farmers on water management practices.
ICIMOD in partnership with the Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID) has been implementing the EU-funded Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation Programme in Myanmar since last two years. The programme aims to support
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
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
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
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
The local community in Saptari, a district in the Terai region of Nepal, is elated with news that their local five-year water use master plan (WUMP) is being included in the district level development plan of the Government of Nepal.
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
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
working with the Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF) in partnership with residents from Tinpiple and Dapcha of Kavrepalanchowk District, a midhill region of Nepal, with an aim to track down
both from the upstream watershed villagers Nibuwa and Tankhuwa and downstream Dhankuta town residents as well as the government agencies had been highly
World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It
services, particularly water in the Tankhuwa