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In the fertile floodplain area of Sarpallo Village Development Committee (VDC), 270 kms east of Kathmandu, life is back to normal for local villagers in the waning days of monsoon. As a flood-prone area, Sarpallo villagers have faced summer floods
As a young girl growing up in the hilly Dapcha Kashikhanda municipality, Sushila Adhikari remembers her local pond Daraune Pokhari. It used to be much larger than it is today.
Stories from the Koshi Basin
The Indus Basin Initiative at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has taken a step towards enhancing partnership in Pakistan. ‘SDIP Phase-2 for Indus Basin’ was a workshop organized jointly by ICIMOD with the
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
concern. Soil erosion impacts not just the fertility of agricultural lands negatively, but also the habitats of fish and other species by causing sedimentation
Knowledge Forum with Prof V. Ramanathan: The Extreme Vulnerability of the Himalayan-Tibetan Region to Global Warming and Air Pollution
ICIMOD’s Koshi Basin Program and Helvetas started an initiative to develop Water Use Master Plans (WUMPS) in Sindhuli, Ratancharua and Baseshwor districts. WUMP promotes effective and equitable water management at local level.
A regional consultation workshop on programme development for Karakoram-Pamir-Wakhan Landscape Initiative jointly organised by the Wakhan Corridor Initiative and the Karakoram Pamir Landscape (KPL) Initiative was held in Kathmandu 7-11 December 2015
Countries in the Himalayan and downstream areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayas need to strengthen their collaboration to address food, water and energy issues. Unless this happens, the region’s agricultural development could be at risk.
A national consultation workshop on a needs assessments for SERVIR-HKH was organized in Kabul from 14–15 December 2015 by ICIMOD in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) Afghanistan and with the support of
In Tinpiple, residents told the Australian delegates that water scarcity is a major issue in the area. However, with the help of NWCF, local youth have cleaned a concrete pond...
Objectives and Approach - KLCDI
The mock drill followed the installation of three community-based flood early warning systems (CB-FEWS) at selected sites along the Ratu River in late June and early July 2015. CB-FEWS are devices engineered to alert downstream communities...
To continue strengthening partnerships with Chinese organisations, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Chinese Committee on ICIMOD (CNICIMOD) and Kunming Institute of Botany organised ICIMOD-China Partners’ Day
In Nepal, landslides are one of the most common natural hazards, causing serious economic damage and affecting thousands of vulnerable people every year. The number of landslides can be as many as 12,000 in a year, killing approximately 200 people
Across the Hindu-Kush Himalayas, freshwater ecosystems such as ponds, rivers, and wetlands provide an array of services that are beneficial to livelihoods, economic development, and the natural environment. These services include freshwater supply,