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Changing Perspectives on Flood Risk Management in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region - 6th World Water Forum

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he Himalayas and adjacent mountain ranges are an important source of water for more than 25% of the global population. However, it is unknown how much snow and rain falls in those vast mountain ranges, because of the lack of observations and the

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The transboundary Koshi Basin is home to more than 40 million people who depend on its rich natural resources. It is also a multi-hazard environment, one of many in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), where floods, landslides, and droughts affect

This year’s devastating rains have brought challenges to flood-ravaged communities in Bangladesh, Nepal and northern India, particularly to sanitation. However, a flood-resilient toilet being tested in North-Western Bihar could make sanitation

is prone to natural hazards. Climate change and its impacts exacerbate this susceptibility. Floods and flash floods are major natural hazards in the HKH and are catastrophic to downstream communities. Many rivers and

Since 2014, ICIMOD Koshi Basin Programme (KBP) and HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal have been involved in collaborative action research to develop Water Use Master Plans (WUMP) at VDC level in three selected districts of Nepal namely

The spate of deadly disasters in the past 10 years stands testimony to the region’s vulnerability, especially that of isolated and often impoverished mountain communities.

The Digital Agriculture Atlas of Nepal prepared jointly by the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will be launched on 26 August 2015 at Hotel Himalaya, Kathmandu.

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Over the years, the approach to natural disasters has changed from response and relief to risk reduction, with policy focusing more and more on building resilience and increasing preparedness among communities living in hazard prone areas...

Regional Sharing Workshop on Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities in the Asia Pacific region for Rio +20

Lessons from the Barahchhetra community in the Koshi River Basin of Nepal

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We all know that water is essential for drinking, health, cleanliness, electricity, and the environment, but most people tend to underestimate the importance of water for food production. We also tend to take for granted the many actions required to