At a glance

Vision

Contributing to a resilient Koshi basin through better understanding and evidence-based decision making on transboundary water-related disaster risk reduction (DRR).

Regional Programme

River Basins and Cryosphere

Initiative

Koshi Basin Initiative

The hub

Background

The KDKH was developed collaboratively through a consultative process between stakeholders to address DRR in the basin as a multifaceted, interdisciplinary, and transboundary issue.

Water-induced hazards are quite common in the Koshi basin and often have transboundary impacts; upstream hazards lead to disasters in downstream areas, affecting millions of people.

Moreover, extreme weather events have cascading impacts and are expected to magnify in frequency and intensity because of climate change and environmental degradation.

Scope of the hub

Promote transboundary collaboration, understanding, and decision making across the Koshi basin through scientific knowledge and experience-sharing related to water-related disasters.

Success indicators

Use of knowledge by policy makers, initiation of joint projects among hub members, production of evidence-based solutions and recommendations by the hub, and exchange of knowledge and information.

Challenges

Lack of informed policy and decision making and of scientific and local knowledge. Improved DRR requires the consideration of upstream/downstream linkages, which can be challenging.

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The KDKH timeline

Sharing data

The Koshi Basin Information System

The Koshi Basin Information System (KBIS) application allows users to view resources layers such as landcover, wetlands, and drainage networks in the Koshi basin.

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Koshi Basin Information System (KBIS)

KDKH

Transboundary Working Groups

The transboundary design of the KDKH Working Groups helps countries from across the basin address shared challenges.

KDKH Landslides
Landslide/sedimentation
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Policy Advocacy
Policy and advocacy
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Drought
Drought
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Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (Glofs)
GLOFs
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KDKH Floods
Floods
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Community-based disaster risk management
Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Management
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Knowledge management and communication
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News and features

Around the HKH

Events around the HKH

Our involvement

87
Journal articles
1
Book chapter
4
Workshop reports
4
Books
4
Dissertations
4
Reports
1
Working paper
1
Toolkits

KDKH members

Building partnerships for conservation and development in the HKH.

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