Mountain Topic

22 Mar 2022 Water and air
Himalayan springs and groundwater: Making the invisible visible

For Anita Rai, the only source of drinking water is Dokung Dhara – a spring that is an hour’s walk away from her home in Suldung Kamling Gram Panchayat, Soreng District, Sikkim. The task of fetching water is so laborious that Rai – and others tasked with this drudgery, chiefly women, who make the trip […]

2 Dec 2019 RMS
Reviving drying springs

A project in Nepal’s middle hills works to address problems of water scarcity In Tinpiple, a village in Kavre District approximately one and a half hours by car outside of Kathmandu, Nepal, a group of adolescent girls gathered around a tap that connected to a natural spring. They washed their hair, collected water in plastic […]

26 Jul 2018 Solar Pumps
Fifty-three Solar-powered Irrigation Pumps Operational in Four Districts of Nepal

The pumps were installed by the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). SPIPs reduce reliance on electric and diesel pumps; the latter are expensive and require hard labour to operate. Electricity-powered […]

22 Sep 2017 Solar Pumps
Nepali Engineers Explore New Irrigation Systems

Thirty irrigation engineers—10 of them women—from DOI participated in the training. Titled Energy Efficient Irrigation Systems using Solar Pumps, the training took place from 17 to 23 July 2017 in Maharashtra, India. ICIMOD organized the training under its Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)-funded Energy Initiative at the request of DOI. The first part […]