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Governance

The main objective of the ToT was to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills regarding improved approaches to springwater management, and to enable them to implement springshed management approaches themselves.

ICIMOD, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, and ACWADAM visited four village development committees (VDCs) in Dailekh where Water User Master Plans (WUMPs) were implemented by HELVETAS. They identified Baleshwor Water Tower in Paduka VDC for detailed

ICIMOD, HELVETAS, Swiss Intercooperation, and ACWADAM visited four village development committees (VDCs) in Dailekh where Water User Master Plans (WUMPs) were implemented by HELVETAS. They identified Baleshwor Water Tower in Paduka VDC for detailed

ICIMOD and HELVETAS setup a data monitoring system in Dailekh for measuring daily rainfall and by monthly discharge from 24 selected springs. This included installing a rain gauge for measuring daily rainfall, and training local staff in measuring

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67. Water
Much of the water originates around the highest mountains on earth, a region often called “the third pole” because of its immense concentration of snow and ice, the largest outside the Arctic and Antarctic. Relying on a complex interplay of

Wetlands

ICIMOD and HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation visited four VDCs in Sindhupalchok where WUMPs were implemented

The ICIMOD study analyzes the potential for increasing energy efficiency and reducing emissions from diesel generating (DG) sets used during electricity outages in the Kathmandu Valley—by switching from individual DG sets to micro-grids.

Key Informant Interviews (KII) were conducted in each selected spring followed by focused group discussions in each ward in Dailekh’s Dullu VDC. Socioeconomic information was also collected from all water users fetching water from these springs.

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Capacity Building for Improved Monitoring of Snow, Ice and Water Resources in the INDUS Basin

74. Snow
Snow

Ecosystems

Forests cover around a quarter of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. They’re an integral part of the transboundary landscape, connecting numerous ecosystems and conserving biodiversity, sustaining livelihoods, providing timber and other resources and

Many records indicate that the trend of rising temperatures is more significant in mountain regions than adjacent lowlands. Climate models also suggest that the future will bring greater temperature increase and more erratic precipitation.

Air, Snow, and Glaciers

Springs are the primary source of water for many communities living in mid-hills of Nepal. Changes in social and economic activity as well as in rainfall patterns have led to drying up of springs resulting in additional pressure on agriculture.

International Mountain Day 2014 Celebrated at ICIMOD Headquarters