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Flood maps illustrating village-level inundation have the potential to support BSDMA in several community-level risk reduction activities. Such information is crucial to the government’s smooth response to flood management as waters continue to
Research on Nepal’s irrigation sector should be a priority of the Government of Nepal, irrigation experts said during the national irrigation seminar held 10-11 June in Dhulikhel, Nepal. The event was organised jointly by the Department of
The increased participation of women in economic activities is perceived to be a sign of empowerment. Development targets such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the current Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasise on the
Upstream and downstream are connected. So are natural resources and human livelihoods. Improving the management of water resources in the Hindu Kush Himalayas means recognizing those connections and building them into policy making and development
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
Different stakeholders working in forest and biodiversity in Nepal met at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) 28 June 2016 to discuss needs for vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning for forest ecosystems
live in Assam, India, or the Koshi River basin of Nepal, or, in the latest upscaling of a successful
Knowledge Forum on Climate Resilient Development in the Himalayan and Downstream Regions
The action research explores how remittances can be used by households to improve their ability to prepare and respond to disasters and reduce vulnerability.
Bishnu Prasad Ghimire, a vegetable farmer from Triyuga, a municipality in Nepal’s Udayapur district, recalls how up until a few years ago, his community relied on neighbouring districts or Indian states for vegetables. Udayapur has seen a
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
Roundtable on Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources of the Upper Indus Basin on 25 January 2013
Local community leaders from village development committees (VDCs) gathered 2 Decem-ber 2015 in Bhakunde Besi, Kavre for a one day workshop on upscaling the findings of par-ticipatory action research on springs and ponds...
Capacity Building for Improved Monitoring of Snow, Ice and Water Resources in the INDUS Basin
The majestic Himalaya draws its name from snow. “Himalaya” is descriptive term in Sanskrit which translates to “abode of snow”. However, snow cover area is decreasing in Himalaya as it is the world over. Global warming is further
HI-AWARE Researchers Learn about Climate Vulnerability Issues in the Nepal Part of the Gandak Basin
Scoping Mission in Koshi Watershed of Nepal
A HI-AWARE team, together with local partners, undertook field visits to the Teesta and Gandaki basins in Nepal and India in the first quarter of 2015 to identify potential study sites as well as the major issues playing out in those sites.