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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
Australia extends its expertise in water resource management to Asia
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.
change adaptation and other water-related challenges in the Indus Basin, home to more than
Partnership forum to reduce disasters in the Koshi River Basin
Koshi Basin Programme Inaugural Partners’ Forum
Water is a gendered issue, particularly in the mountain areas of the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Inequalities between men and women, characterized most acutely by women’s lack of control over and limited access to productive resources...
The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region has nearly 500 GW hydropower potential, but only a fraction of it has been developed. As countries in the region gear up for increased hydropower production to alleviate energy poverty, they find themselves
Each year, World Water Day draws attention to a specific aspect of freshwater. Under the theme ‘Water and Sustainable Development’, World Water Day 2015 provides an opportunity to build on the messages from previous years and highlight the role
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,
Winners of ICIMOD Photo Contest announced on World Environment Day
From 14 -17 June 2014, ICIMOD, in partnership with IMHE, organized a four-day field visit in the part of the Koshi River Basin shared by Nepal and China. The field visit was followed by a two-day KBP Partners’ Forum. The purpose of the visit was
This component is comprised of the means through which to build regional dialogues, improved communication, and advocacy
South Asia is home to about 21 percent of the global population, but has only about eight percent of the world’s annual renewable water resources. Population growth and urbanization are major drivers of change and increasing water stress in the