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Every year, monsoon precipitation results in floods of various magnitudes inundating large areas of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Indus basins in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. Flooding results in loss of lives and livelihoods displacing
The frequency and intensity of flash floods is rapidly increasing in the Himalayan region. Flash floods carrying huge amounts of water, loaded with debris and sediment, are much more hazardous and tend to affect more people than normal monsoon
The Institute of Water Modeling (IWM) in Bangladesh has developed a cost-effective information system that provides 8-day flood forecasting. The system provides near real-time information through web GIS...
For many, mountains evoke powerful emotions with their breathtaking landscapes that inspire wonder. Mountains cover nearly 27% of the world’s land surface and directly support 22% of the world’s people. They serve as water towers to the world,
A five-day training for 20 Myanmar journalists on reporting climate change adaptation was organised by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nyaung Shwe, Shan State, in collaboration with the Myanmar Institute for
is helping communities along the route to improve sanitation, manage waste effectively, and end open defecation. Entrepreneurs are also catering more effectively to the large numbers of Indian and Nepali pilgrims who are vegetarians, learning
Rehabilitation of degraded communal grazing land
The Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalayas (Himalica) Initiative of ICIMOD in partnership with the Institute for International Development (IID) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and
The National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), Afghanistan, and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) are organizing a Communication and Media training on Environment....
remittances can boost a community’s resilience to disaster. But would that prove to be the case after the 2015 earthquake, or would the lack of youth to help with rescue and reconstruction mean that, in practice,
An area of heavily degraded grazing land was rehabilitated by establishing eyebrow pits to control and harvest runoff, planting trees and grasses, and fencing the site to control grazing. The main purpose was to re-establish vegetative cover on the
Community Based Flood Early Warning System
Though we at ICIMOD were pleased to co-host and organize this week’s IPCC gathering in Kathmandu, the message about climate change was rather grim. Unless we take action now, global temperature averages could rise above the 2 degree level set
Agroforestry is practiced in both tropical and temperate regions where it produces food, fiber and biomass energy, contributes to food and nutrition security, sustains livelihoods, contributes to reduction in poverty and promotes productive and
Communities in the Koshi Basin start developing local Water Use Master Plans
1 September, 39 community members from the villages of Dapcha and Tinpiple in Nepal’s Kavre District traveled to ICIMOD’s Knowledge Park in Godavari for the day. The goal of the visit was to broaden understanding of innovative and sustainable
A roadshow demonstrating solar powered water pumps was taken to several districts across Nepal from 14 to 21 October 2014 by a team from ICIMOD and Atom Solar, a solar company based in India.
Workshop Responsible Tourism in Kailash Sacred Landscape – Communication Tools and Mechanisms
USAID communications specialists visit SERVIR-Himalaya