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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.
ICIMOD and HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation visited four VDCs in Sindhupalchok where WUMPs were implemented
Economic valuation of ecosystem services
Mountain springs are the primary source of water for millions of people in the mid hills of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH). Both rural and urban communities depend on springs for meeting their drinking, domestic and agricultural water needs.
Urbanization is leading to water scarcity for millions of people in the growing cities of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. The massive river systems that supply the water for a range of daily needs, from drinking water to electricity generation, can’t
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.
and providing access to solar powered irrigation pumps (SPIP)
Springs and solar Pumps
ICIMOD’s current work on Energy
Strengthening mountain livelihood opportunities
Poverty and vulnerability assessment
Migration and Remittances
Private sector engagement
Non-farm livelihood promotion
Ecosystems provide a network of services to communities that help sustain livelihoods. Integration of earth observation data with GIS makes it possible to quantify the supplies and demands of ecosystem services and provide reliable data for