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Vast stretches of fertile floodplains of the Koshi basin is one of the most agriculturally abundant regions of Bihar (India) and Nepal that frequently suffers from significant flood and drought events attributing to low agricultural productivity,
World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It
Monday 21 March 2016 | ICIMOD Headquarters, Khumaltar, Lalitpur | 3:00-4:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
organizations in the water supply sector was invited by the President of Nepal, Right Honorable Bidhya Devi Bhandari to a consultation meeting regarding the deteriorating water scarcity situation in many parts of
A review and planning meeting was held in Islamabad on 7 June, 2016 on two projects underway in the Upper Indus Basin (UIB),
ICIMOD’s Koshi Basin Program and Helvetas started an initiative to develop Water Use Master Plans (WUMPS) in Sindhuli, Ratancharua and Baseshwor districts. WUMP promotes effective and equitable Water management at local level.
Eighty-plus policy maker and journalist participants from Afghanistan China, India and Pakistan, were present as Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan, Hafeez-ur-Rahman opened the International Conference on Climate and Environmental Change Impacts on
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
A high level delegation led by Narahari Ghimire, Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture of the Government of Nepal, has appreciated the work being done in pilot sites in Taplejung through the Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change
local government of Tsirang District, Bhutan conducted a rapid scenario assessment of water in five chiwogs of Barshong Gewog, 5-11 October 2015. The assessment was part of the Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation Programme in the
Every year, monsoon precipitation results in floods of various magnitudes inundating large areas of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Indus basins in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. Flooding results in loss of lives and livelihoods displacing
abundant seasonal and annual water supply. Despite this, mountain people living on the ridges and hill slopes have limited
Climate Change in Downstream Areas of the Indus River Basin: Local Perceptions and Adaptation Measures
Water as Human Right in the HKH and Beyond
Water Day provides us with an opportunity to join with our friends and colleagues from the Hindu Kush Himalayas and the rest of the world in creating awareness about the importance of Water for the wellbeing of people and ecosystems and
Over the past decade, concern for the changes wrought on ecosystems and livelihoods by climate and other changes has prompted greater awareness of the importance of this valuable resource for mountain people and downstream populations. However,
ICIMOD raises mountain issues at World Water Forum
year, World Water Day draws attention to a specific aspect of freshWater. Under the theme ‘Water and Sustainable Development’, World Water Day 2015 provides an opportunity to build on the messages from previous years and highlight the role
World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for global Water issues. Organised annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the theme of this year’s week is Water for Sustainable Growth.
Farmers from Nepal’s Sindupalanchowak and Ramechap districts attended a four-day hands-on training on water harvesting technology, bio-intensive agriculture farming system, and enclosed composting from 16 to 19 August 2017.