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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.
Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region through its Transboundary Landscape Initiatives (TBL). To facilitate communication, harmonise
We finally stood up. Our eyes were closed, our hands held in a circle. Our ears were pricked up to the tune of singing cicadas. Only the call of the cuckoo punctuated their song. We allowed ourselves two minutes to soak up the music.
has a long history of farmer managed irrigation systems (FMIS) where farmers take sole responsibility for operating and maintaining their irrigation systems. In the absence of strong government intervention in the past, FMIS slowly evolved through
Australia Extends Expertise In Water Resource Management To Asia
first attempt to pilot solar water pumping and micro-irrigation in the arid region under project
on Improving Flood Risk Management in Bihar was organised by the Water Resources Department (WRD) of Bihar 18-19 February in Patna with support from the World Bank. International experts on flood forecasting, senior
ICIMOD is facilitating the strategic partnership between PCRWR and WWF for a wider conversation cum development of water resources in Pakistan.
conducted by the Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF), a partner of
Last month, ICIMOD and the Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences (YASS) hosted a book launch for a co-produced volume entitled, Gender Analysis of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in China with Focus on Yunnan. More than 30 representatives from
public awareness on good management of local crop genetic resources, identify rare and unique species, promote
energy and water are subsidized to boost crop production, could it lead to more and cheaper food but a shrinking, degraded water supply? Growing crops for biofuels might promise more abundant, cleaner energy, but what happens to food security
A training course titled “Application of Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the Mapping and Monitoring of Glaciers” was organized in Afghanistan from 14-18 January 2017. The training was organized in response to the
The Koshi River basin contains rich biodiversity and is a source of ecosystem services that sustain the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in China, India, and Nepal. The basin plays a key role in the irrigation of downstream areas and has
The Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI) has implemented different measures aimed at supporting local communities to handle waste and sanitation issues in Pulan County.
2016, brings together river managers, policy developers,
The scars over the hills of Jure village in Sindupalchok district, nearly 40 kms south of the Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, still remain visible as constant reminder of the devastating landslide on 2 August 2014. The disaster killed 145 people
services, particularly water in the Tankhuwa
Vast stretches of fertile floodplains of the Koshi basin is one of the most agriculturally abundant regions of Bihar (India) and Nepal that frequently suffers from significant flood and drought events attributing to low agricultural productivity,
of human dependency on its water resources and agricultural livelihoods. Home to nearly 215 million