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livelihoods and gender issues in the Koshi 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 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.

special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development was devoted in 2015 to sharing the research of ICIMOD experts on a range of Himalayan water-related challenges from the status of glaciers to socioeconomic and policy

ICIMOD raises mountain issues at World Water Forum

Project Meeting with Chinese Partners on Water-related Hazards in the Koshi River Basin

“Extremes, not averages, more important in dealing with future water issues

Many records indicate that the trend of rising temperatures is more significant in mountain regions than adjacent lowlands. Climate models also suggest that the future will bring greater temperature increase and more erratic precipitation.

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

The Koshi Basin Initiative is a collaborative and policy-relevant applied research programme to enhance the regionally coordinated management of the Koshi River basin for the improved wellbeing of local communities and the sustainable use of

The Koshi Basin Initiative is a collaborative and policy-relevant applied research programme to enhance the regionally coordinated management of the Koshi River basin for the improved wellbeing of local communities and the sustainable use of

to contend with a myriad issues around water management, including how it is distributed, how much is distributed, and

Nepal is going through a phase of economic 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

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), through its Cryosphere Initiative, recently organized a five-day training on using remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS) to map and monitor glaciers in the

interest in climate change issues and geospatial science and technology. About 30 to 40 youths are expected to

A HI-AWARE team, together with local partners, undertook field visits to the Teesta and Gandaki basins in Nepal and India in the first quarter of 2015 to identify potential study sites as well as the major issues playing out in those sites.

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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 scars over the hills of Jure village in Sindupalchok district, nearly 40 kms south of the Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, still remain visible as constant reminder of the devastating landslide on 2 August 2014. The disaster killed 145 people

The Koshi River basin contains rich biodiversity and is a source of ecosystem services that sustain the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in China, India, and Nepal. The basin plays a key role in the irrigation of downstream areas and has

Knowledge generation and use