At a glance

Initiative goal

The project is addressing water issues by reviving springs and improving access to water for domestic and agricultural use in the regional member countries of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).

Regional Programme

River Basin and Cryosphere

For mountains and people

Wetlands, CC & hydrological modelling

Our Focus

Reviving springs

Since 2014, ICIMOD has been working with the Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM) on reviving springs and managing them.

The first spring related research project in Nepal was carried out in Sindhupalchowk and Dailekh districts. This was followed by an implementation of spring revival activities in Dailekh.

With initial funding from Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)–Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the project has also prepared a spring revival protocol manual, as well as several springs revival and management manuals, and research articles.

NEWS AND FEATURES

Around the HKH

For mountains and people

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Wetlands

The wetlands of the Hindu Kush Himalayas are a global resource. They provide habitat for migratory birds from as far away as Siberia, support rich agricultural and wild biodiversity, and provide key services for communities both upstream and downstream, from flood control to nutrient and sediment retention to regional weather regulation.

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Climate change & hydrological modelling

The stakes are high. Changes in temperature and precipitation can affect many aspects of mountain environments, which in turn affect life downstream, from irrigation to food to hydropower to industry.

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EVENTS AROUND THE HKH

Our involvement

Himalayan spring portal

The Himalayan spring portal started as part of the WLE project. It is now being upgraded and to improve its functionality and visibility.

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Mountain Environment Regional Information System (MENRIS)

WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY

Meet the team

Both internally and externally, our multicultural staff and partners are our greatest asset. They provide us with a broad perspective across disciplines, and offer us localized knowledge like no other.

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Bhutan

Other Initiatives

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