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Too Much or Too Little Water in the Himalayas

42. Water
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

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,

Community efforts for improving drinking water quality

Roundtable on Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources of the Upper Indus Basin on 25 January 2013

Using GIS to address water scarcity problem in Bangladesh

groups in local-level water management in Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli, and Saptari districts of the Koshi Basin. Part of a joint initiative between

Australia extends its expertise in water resource management to Asia

ICIMOD hosts session on Building Climate Change Resilience at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit

climate and its impact on water resources in five of the major river basins in the region: the Indus, Brahmaputra, Ganges, Salween and

Capacity Building Workshop on Satellite Remote Sensing Applications for Water Resources Management

ICIMOD’s first step: Address the water problem through rooftop rainwater harvesting, new ponds, and better management. The idea proved so popular that households not involved in the pilot began building the water systems themselves.

As a young girl growing up in the hilly Dapcha Kashikhanda municipality, Sushila Adhikari remembers her local pond Daraune Pokhari. It used to be much larger than it is today.

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is highly dynamic as there are many socioeconomic and environmental drivers of change at play, including climate change. The impacts of these changes challenge the resilience of natural and human capacities and

Winter 2014 was a particularly mild one in the Hindu Kush Mountains, raising optimism in farmers along the Sai River in District Gilgit, Pakistan, for an early spring and a long growing season with rich harvests.

Two eyes on Asia - Living with too much and too little water in the Himalayan region

The lower Indus basin is susceptible to large scale flooding such as that of 2011. The upper Indus experiences various types of flash floods including glacial lake outburst floods...

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

Improving Water Management through Satellite Remote Sensing Applications

Water Induced Risk