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Mr Ashok Mishra, India

Mr Bed Raj Poudel, Nepal

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

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Mr Amar Khadka, Nepal

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...

Local Stakeholders in the Koshi basin receive Training on WUMP Facilitation 25 Mar 2015 Local Stakeholders in the Koshi basin receive Training on WUMP Facilitation 25 Mar 2015 The Himalayan waters: complex challenges and regional solutions

Mr Jitendra Kharga, Nepal

Koshi Basin Koshi Basin Home Events Media Interaction and Field Visit to Koshi River Basin, Nepal

Bidhya Bhusan award for ICIMOD staff

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There are about 2,070 glaciers and 1,062 glacial lakes. Since the 1940s, 9 of these lakes burst their unstable moraine in two Koshi sub-basins (Arun and Sun Koshi). This is a major concern for the inhabitants and infrastructure.

The Basin’s estimated total hydropower potential is 22,000 MW. Currently, 8 hydropower projects in Nepal produce about 214 MW, nearly 37% of Nepal’s total energy production.

The Koshi Basin has 146 stations, of which only 3 are located above 3,000 masl (covering 42% land of the Basin), suggesting huge data scarcity in the high altitude areas.

This Request for Proposal (RFP) invites Proposal for the development of new EIA guidelines for hydropower, carried out under the auspices of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration in International

There is also large temporal variation in the water balance components in the Koshi basin.

Rice yield in the Kosi basin varies from 1,000 kg/ha in Bihar’s three districts to above 4,000 kg/ha in the two districts in Nepal

of all glaciers in the Dudh Koshi basin in the Everest region of Nepal. This blog post aims to provide a bit of background on modelling glaciers and

as agriculture is the main livelihood source in the Koshi basin, availability of arable land is vital for the local population.

The northern part is also very cold and the temperature goes down to -17oC in January. The southern part is bit warmer.