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share knowledge on managing water resources in the Koshi River basin by integrating livelihoods and gender as core aspects

world’s annual renewable water resources. Population growth and urbanization are major drivers of change and increasing water stress in the

The local community in Saptari, a district in the Terai region of Nepal, is elated with news that their local five-year water use master plan (WUMP) is being included in the district level development plan of the Government of Nepal.

and Jobs – Empowering Young Professional’ was the theme for the 2016 World Water Day celebration program, highlighted the relationship between Water and the employability agenda in the quest for mountain development and sustainable

impact of climate change on water and other associated resources has gender dimensions. Women of the most vulnerable areas are more vulnerable due to climatic stressors in addition to socioeconomic differences they face. The Upper Indus is not far

Himalayan University Consortium (HUC, est. 2007) has its mandate in developing an effective, sustainable network of universities in the HKH, in collaboration with academic, research and knowledge generating and exchange institutions both within and

Water generated in the high mountains of the Himalayas plays a critical role in the major rivers of Asia and in the lives of people that live there. A new mini-documentary produced by Science Media, in collaboration with scientists from Utrecht

The Indus River Basin is shared by four countries Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan, with the largest portions of the basin lying in Pakistan (52%) and India (33%). The main river originates at Lake Ngangla Rinco on the Tibetan Plateau in the

Nepal has a long history of farmer managed irrigation systems (FMIS) where farmers take sole responsibility for operating and maintaining their irrigation systems. In the absence of strong government intervention in the past, FMIS slowly evolved

energy and water are subsidized to boost crop production, could it lead to more and cheaper food but a shrinking, degraded water supply? Growing crops for biofuels might promise more abundant, cleaner energy, but what happens to food security

World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It

Last month, ICIMOD and the Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences (YASS) hosted a book launch for a co-produced volume entitled, Gender Analysis of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in China with Focus on Yunnan. More than 30 representatives from

Cryosphere researchers from ICIMOD will join a team of scientists from institutes in Nepal and Europe for an extensive field campaign to Ngozumpa glacier in the Khumbu region of Nepal in the months of March and April 2016. The team will conduct

The experiences and lessons learned from this project have been encapsulated in three publications, including policy guidelines, a training manual, project learning, and in a documentary film which hopes to help policy makers and rural development

I’m placing my foot carefully on a stable rock. This is definitely a terrain to break your ankle. Or, I could slide down with the loose rocks if I create a rock slide on these never ending slopes. When I look back, I see how two people make slow

This study makes an attempt to generate database of HKH specific energy demand using both the ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ approaches and undertakes sectoral energy demand projections from 2013 to 2030

Hosted by the International RiverFoundation, the 19th International Riversymposium (http://riversymposium.com/), which is being held at Taj Palace in New Delhi, India from 12 to 14 September 2016, brings together river managers, policy developers,

abundant seasonal and annual water supply. Despite this, mountain people living on the ridges and hill slopes have limited

Modelling tools determine future water availability and demand and have the potential to help planners and decision makers

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