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ICIMOD’s first step: Address the water problem through rooftop rainwater harvesting, new ponds, and better management. The idea proved so popular that households not involved in the pilot began building the water systems themselves.
“Extremes, not averages, more important in dealing with future water issues”
The 2015 Gorkha earthquake and its repeated aftershocks not only triggered thousands of landslides, but also weakened the soil and destabilized Nepal’s steep slopes. The 2015 monsoon was anticipated to further weaken the slopes and trigger
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.
Managing water resources with satellite technology
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 aspects
Roundtable on Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources of the Upper Indus Basin on 25 January 2013
research to develop local Water Use Master Plans (WUMP) for the Koshi Basin Programme in three districts which represent the three ecological zones of the Koshi basin —
Minimizing flood risk through a community-based warning system on the Singara and Jiadhal rivers in Assam, India
Training on Development of a Pilot Regional Flood Outlook
concept of community-based flood risk management. The course will provide technical know-how as well as conceptual knowledge about the use of flood early
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.
Participatory approach crucial for flood management
Training Workshop on Participatory Flood Mapping and Community-Based Flood Monitoring organized in India
Regional Hands-on Training on Community-Based Flood Early Warning Systems (CB-FEWS)
The lower Indus basin is susceptible to large scale flooding such as that of 2011. The upper Indus experiences various types of flash floods including glacial lake outburst floods...
Prototype Flood Early Warning System (FEWS)
The training was organized by ICIMOD with technical assistance from Sustainable Eco Engineering, supported by the Governments of Norway and Sweden in India (Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme) and the Australian Government through the