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Countries in the Himalayan and downstream areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayas need to strengthen their collaboration to address food, water and energy issues. Unless this happens, the region’s agricultural development could be at risk.
Community-based flood early warning systems will help communities in the Koshi basin better prepare for a flood
A joint initiative to aid the Government of Nepal (GoN) in developing internationally accredited environmental impact assessment (EIA) guidelines and procedures for the hydropower sector was launched 3 February 2016. Nepal
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.
Officials from Dapcha Kashikhanda Municipality in Kavre District have integrated the construction of recharge ponds into next year’s ward and VDC plans as a result of research conducted by the Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF), a partner
The theme this year is ‘Water for Development’. Based on this theme, ICIMOD will be co-convening two sessions on 25 August. The first, ‘Water: A Domestic Goddess’, from 11:00-12:30, will explore the challenges and innovation in water supply
Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP) - Annual Partnership Healthcheck Workshop
Nepal is a country where mountain terrain covers more than 80 percent of its land area and is naturally prone to soil erosion and landslides. Landslides pose a serious issue. Not only do landslides impact land productivity due to loss of mountain
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
In Tinpiple, residents told the Australian delegates that water scarcity is a major issue in the area. However, with the help of NWCF, local youth have cleaned a concrete pond...
A six-member delegation from UNICEF Nepal and Nepal Red Cross Society visited the prototype of Community-Based Flood Early Warning System (CB-FEWS) at ICIMOD Knowledge Park, Godavari on 16 April 2015. The purpose of the visit was to learn about the
The installation of CB-FEWS in Mahottari District followed a five-day CB-FEWS training at ICIMOD’s Knowledge Park in early June. While ICIMOD and its partners are involved in the initial stages...
In Nepal, landslides are one of the most common natural hazards, causing serious economic damage and affecting thousands of vulnerable people every year. The number of landslides can be as many as 12,000 in a year, killing approximately 200 people
ICIMOD is working to transform water management in the Koshi basin through inclusive water use master plans
ICIMOD and Green Governance Nepal have been supporting Dhankuta municipality to assess upstream-downstream linkages, possible payment and benefit sharing mechanisms, and also understanding value of ecosystem services, particularly water in the