This publication summarises the presentations, discussions, and findings of the regional workshop on ‘Water-Induced Disasters in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region’ held in December 2001 in Kathmandu. The aim of the workshop was to achieve a shared vision of regional cooperation and to create the basis for an information and knowledge-sharing network for disaster mitigation in the HKH region. It was organised by ICIMOD together with the new ‘Participatory Disaster Management Programme’, whose objective is to improve Nepal’s capacity at local and national levels in the areas of disaster preparedness and management, and to mainstream disaster management into regular development activities at both levels. Presentations were made summarising the knowledge and information generated during the first year of the programme and other important experience, information, and knowledge from the region. Participants included government officers, academics, and representatives from international development organisations and universities from Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Japan, the Philippines, and Thailand. Together participants prepared a set of conclusions and recommendations related to effective disaster management in the region called the ‘Kathmandu Recommendations’. The twenty-four presentations on a range of themes are summarised and presented together with the results of the intensive discussions and the recommendations.