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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

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

energy and water are subsidized to boost crop production, could it lead to more and cheaper food but a shrinking, degraded water supply? Growing crops for biofuels might promise more abundant, cleaner energy, but what happens to food security

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

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

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.

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

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 experiences and lessons learned from this project have been encapsulated in three publications, including policy guidelines, a training manual, project learning, and in a documentary film which hopes to help policy makers and rural development

Water resources assessment and monitoring

services, particularly water in the Tankhuwa

organizations in the water supply sector was invited by the President of Nepal, Right Honorable Bidhya Devi Bhandari to a consultation meeting regarding the deteriorating water scarcity situation in many parts of

Monday 21 March 2016 | ICIMOD Headquarters, Khumaltar, Lalitpur | 3:00-4:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshWater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshWater resources. It’s a day to celebrate Water making difference for the members of

theme this year is ‘Water for Development’. Based on this theme, ICIMOD will be co-convening two sessions on 25 August. The first, ‘Water: A Domestic Goddess’, from 11:00-12:30, will explore the challenges and innovation in Water supply

World Water Day provides us an opportunity to join our friends and colleagues from the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) and the rest of the world in creating awareness about the importance of Water for human and ecosystem wellbeing towards achieving