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The 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
In the early hours of 2 August 2014, a landslide occurred above Jure village, about 1.4 km upstream from the Sun Koshi Hydropower project’s intake site. In an instant, a 1.9 km long slope of land perched 1,350 m above the river bed collapsed,
for mountain people and downstream populations. However,
International Mountain Day 2013
Global water resources are facing increasing pressure from climate change and rising consumption. This problem is especially acute in the Hindu Kush Himalayan mountains, which are home to 210 million people and provide water to over 1.3 billion
Too Much or Too Little Water in the Himalayas
This component aspires to generate “cutting edge and integrated knowledge products” for addressing food, water, energy, and climate change issues for upstream and downstream basin populations
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), a global asset, is rich in cultural and biological diversity, and natural resources. It is also home to inaccessible, remote, and fragile regions where local populations live in poverty. Managing ecosystems in the
In the floodplain Bakdhuwa village development committee of Saptari district, eastern Nepal, local communities often face challenges related to water and disaster management. Most of the communities there depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.
The Government of Nepal is taking steps towards making Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) a reality. In 2017, the country will discuss PES while working on its 14th National Development Plan.
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.
Exploring the different types of flood early warning systems in flood prone areas of Pakistan, three delegates from Pakistan visited the International Centre of Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and its community based flood early warning
caused minimal damage downstream but other GLOFs can be catastrophic.
ICIMOD celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity
Norwegian Government and ICIMOD launch wide-ranging Climate and Development programmes in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region
Experts come together to find climate change adaptation solutions beyond boundaries in the Hindu Kush Himalayas
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