2017 |
Conference Proceeding
Koshi basin poverty Nepal koshi India water policy KDKH
A new plan to rescue Kosi basin from poverty – Policy forum

Kosi is a transboundary river that links Nepal and India, and the Kosi Basin is a fertile flood plain, with good arable land, and plenty of water and sunshine. It should be a breadbasket for the region, with high agricultural productivities, and good agro-industrial developments. ICIMOD and DFAT choice of the Kosi Basin for a pilot project for water-based regional development could improve the standard of living of the region significantly.

2015 |
Book chapter
KDKH water and air river basins
Interlacing of regional water policies, institutions and agreements with livelihoods and disaster vulnerabilities in the HKH region: A case study of Kosi river basin

Koshi is a trans-boundary river that flows in China, Nepal and India. The river originates from Tibet in China and flows through Nepal and India covering 87,481 km2 area and provides livelihoods for almost 40 million people, most of who depend on subsistence agriculture.

2013 |
Working Paper (ICIMOD)
hydro-meteorological floods koshi policy implications Monitoring KDKH Koshi basin risk analysis
Case studies on flash flood risk management in the himalayas: In support of specific flash flood policies

The Flood Forecasting and Early Warning in Transboundary River Basins: A Toolkit, produced by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES), is a guide book for building capacity of flood management practitioners in transboundary river basins in the Asia-Pacific region. It provides the know-how of utilizing probabilistic and deterministic modeling frameworks, which integrates meteorological, hydrology and flood forecasting models and accesses real time data and information from multiple sources including earth observation satellites, global/regional hydro-meteorological networks.

2012 |
Journal article
GIS disaster water policy KDKH
Geo-hydrological database modeling for integrated multiple hazards and risk assessment in lesser himalaya: A GIS-based case study

The main objective of the study was to assess the integrated multiple hydrological hazards and their environmental and socio-economic risks in Himalaya through geographical information system (GIS) and database management system (DBMS). The Dabka Watershed constitutes a part of the Kosi Basin in the Kumaun Lesser Himalaya has been selected for the case illustration.

2009 |
Journal article
climate change water policy KDKH
Climate change: Challenges facing India’s poor

Briefly summarising the existing literature on the causes and the characteristics of expected climate changes in India over the coming years, this paper discusses the ways in which these changes might affect the lives of the poor.