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Lessons from the Barahchhetra community in the Koshi River Basin of Nepal

We all know that water is essential for life and is a basic requirement for the health and wellbeing of humans, ecosystems, and the natural processes upon which all living beings depend. What is perplexing is that, given this knowledge, why we do

Climate Change and Business

Efforts to understand the Koshi basin’s upstream-downstream linkages have the potential to change river basin management

the current demand and supply pattern, and existing local management practices, if any, at a landscape scale to use that science and

Dasarath Chand municipality in far western Nepal has suffered from an acute water shortage for several years. To meet the area’s water demand, a new project to provided sufficient water for their daily life of municipal citizens is under

Energy efficiency studies have traditionally focused on households or industries. Recent studies by the World Bank and the US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration (SARI/EI) programme


In 2005, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) emphasised the importance and link between the ecosystem, ecosystem services and human wellbeing to policy makers. The concept of ecosystem services is widely discussed in scientific and policy

Resilient mountain village

Action research, piloting and up-scaling

Spring management

A community-based flood early warning system (CB-FEWS) is an integrated system of tools and plans to detect and respond to flood emergencies. It’s managed by the communities themselves and, if properly designed and implemented, can make the

Mountain Livelihoods

The Hindu Kush Himalayas are a hot spot of climate change. There is already evidence of major changes affecting mountain areas, with potentially devastating consequences for hundreds of millions of people in the mountains and downstream. Adaptation

Cryosphere monitoring 2

One of the most important changes is that ICIMOD partners including researchers and government officials started to accept the importance of community participation and to encourage collaborative action in managing rangeland resources. It has

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Koshi Basin Programme News

in its work to enable sustainable development in the complex environment of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. These areas are interconnected. For instance, a programme designed to address a specific