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all know that water is essential for drinking, health, cleanliness, electricity, and the environment, but most people tend to underestimate the importance of water for food production. We also tend to take for granted the many actions required to
Water Day provides us with an opportunity to join with our friends and colleagues from the Hindu Kush Himalayas and the rest of the world in creating awareness about the importance of Water for the wellbeing of people and ecosystems and
The Panel, chaired by Director General Dr David Molden of ICIMOD and facilitated by Dr Philippus Wester, Principal Investigator of the HI-AWARE Consortium, discussed various water challenges in mountain environments as...
Too Much or Too Little Water in the Himalayas
water resources are facing increasing pressure from climate change and rising consumption. This problem is especially acute in the Hindu Kush Himalayan mountains, which are home to 210 million people and provide water to over 1.3 billion
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,
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
that a portion of local government budget would be allocated for
A multiple-use water system
Project provided water tanks
The two-day workshop on 24–25 March will bring together national and international partners and stakeholders involved in knowledge and capacity development initiatives related to water, livelihoods, and gender in the Koshi basin.
Transboundary landscapes provide a platform for collaboration among countries sharing similar landscapes divided by political boundaries to work together to conserve and develop these common landscapes. Several transboundary initiatives have been
ICIMOD hosts session on Building Climate Change Resilience at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in collaboration with various national and international organizations, celebrated World Water Day 2015 on 27 March 2015 at the Planning Commission office of Pakistan.
ICIMOD highlights water dynamics, cooperation, and sustainable agriculture and hydropower development in the Hindu Kush Himalayas at 2013 World water Week
Eye on Asia: More Players, Smarter Rules, Better Outcomes- 2013 World Water Week
The first objective of the project is to revive drying springs by building a high level of understanding of localised spring hydrogeology; extensive mapping of all spring sources in the study areas; building a comprehensive understanding of the
climate and its impact on water resources in five of the major river basins in the region: the Indus, Brahmaputra, Ganges, Salween and
The Shillong Water Conclave: Water Equity and Sustainability in the Context of North East India