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The 2015 Gorkha earthquake and its repeated aftershocks not only triggered thousands of landslides, but also weakened the soil and destabilized Nepal’s steep slopes. The 2015 monsoon was anticipated to further weaken the slopes and trigger
News Events River Basins HI-AWARE HYCOS Koshi Indus Springs and solar pump
2013 Monsoon Floods in Nepal and India: What happened and what could have been done?
The aim of “research into use” at ICIMOD means generating knowledge and practices that develop capacity and drive innovation for addressing the challenges that face mountain people
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“Extremes, not averages, more important in dealing with future water issues”
downstream communities. Many rivers and
ICIMOD is working to transform water management in the Koshi basin through inclusive water use master plans
Scientists predict warmer and wetter Himalayas
Modelling tools determine future water availability and demand and have the potential to help planners and decision makers
Koshi basin communities can now access up-to-date information on floods
he Himalayas and adjacent mountain ranges are an important source of water for more than 25% of the global population. However, it is unknown how much snow and rain falls in those vast mountain ranges, because of the lack of observations and the