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Every year, monsoon precipitation results in floods of various magnitudes inundating large areas of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Indus basins in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. Flooding results in loss of lives and livelihoods displacing
Nepal, a water and climate specialist at ICIMOD, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Young Science and Technology Award’ by the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). The award was handed over by the Nepali prime minister Pushpa
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,
Kalchhebesi is seeing many women change makers bringing about behavioural changes in their communities, in the way they farm and in the way they live their lives. Kalchhebesi local Januka Timalsina is a pioneer farmer amongst her peer group of women
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and its local partner The Environment Conservation and Development Forum (ECDF) have been implementing the EU-funded Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation
ICIMOD is working to transform water management in the Koshi basin through inclusive water use master plans
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
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
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...
World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for global Water issues. Organised annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the theme of this year’s week is Water for Sustainable Growth.
Women are playing a leading role in coping with and adapting to climate change in the mountainous rural areas of China’s Yunnan Province, where disruptions in weather patterns and increasingly extreme events are expected to impact agricultural
Water is a primary life-giving resource, and its availability is an essential component in socioeconomic development and poverty reduction. The Himalayas are the source of countless perennial rivers, but paradoxically substantial number of mountain
International Year of Water Cooperation (UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/65/154). UNESCO has been appointed to lead the preparations for the Year and World Water Day (22 March), in view of its contribution to the
Policy makers, experts, and practitioners from the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) converged at a symposium held on the side lines of the 10th INTECOL International Wetland Conference in Changshu, China, from 19–24 September 2016.
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. Springs
Water Harvesting at ICIMOD Knowledge Park
For the people of Bhimeswar in the Koshi basin of Nepal’s hilly Sindhuli district, the winter harvest season began with some good news. The Village Development Committee (VDC) announced that a portion of local government budget would be allocated
Asia Regional Launch of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA)