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Year: 2017
Problems arising from water scarcity and water-induced disasters are increasing due to factors induced by climatic variability as well as anthropogenic changes
Year: 2017
Around the world it has proven very difficult to develop policies and interventions that ensure socio environmentally sustainable groundwater use and exploitation
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Year: 2017
Since 2014, ICIMOD and HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation have initiated collaborative action research on Water Use Master Plans (WUMPs)
Year: 2017
Water is vital to human survival, livelihoods, the economy, and sustainable development
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Year: 2017
In this article, using the Department of Irrigation in Nepal as a case study, we argue that professional performance in irrigation engineering and water resources development is gendered and normalised as ‘masculine’
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Year: 2017
The Koshi river basin – shared by China, India, and Nepal – is home to iconic peaks, including Mount Everest, as well as signifi cant water resources stored in glaciers, snow, and glacial lakes
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Year: 2017
The Upper Indus Basin Network and Indus Forum Collaboration Meeting, a joint workshop, was conducted from 22–25 May 2017
Year: 2017
Forest-driven water and energy cycles are poorly integrated into regional, national, continental and global decision-making on climate change adaptation, mitigation, land use and water management
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Year: 2017
Beavers are the archetypal keystone species, which can profoundly alter ecosystem structure and function through their ecosystem engineering activity, most notably the building of dams
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Year: 2017
In many countries, drought is the natural hazard that causes the greatest agronomic impacts
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Year: 2017
The capacity of a nation to address the hydrological impacts of climate change depends on the institutions through which water is governed
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Year: 2017
Research on adaptation barriers is increasing as the need for climate change adaptation becomes evident
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Year: 2017
The potential impacts of Global Climate Change (GCC) in zones where water is scarce, such as along the US–Mexico border is, and will continue to be, a key concern for the future sustainability of humanity
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Year: 2017
AbstractStudy region : Kathmandu Valley, Capital city of Nepal Study focus : This study applied three hydrological models (i
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Year: 2017
The primary objective of this study is to determine what drives states to plan for the impacts of a changing climate
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Year: 2017
The main objective of the workshop was to provide an overview of the HI-AWARE project to the people of the area and to inform them about PARC's plans there
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Year: 2017
This article traces a policy shift that makes the ‘water user’ the main subject of water governance
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Year: 2017
The waterscape is a perspective that has captured the imagination of diverse scholars interested in the interaction of water and society
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Year: 2016
The Mekong Program on Water, Environment and Resilience (M-POWER) is a network of organizations and individuals collaborating to democratize water governance in the Mekong Region
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Year: 2017
ABSTRACTThe availability of high-resolution gridded precipitation products based on satellite estimations and/or interpolated observations provides a good opportunity to monitor precipitation over large and remote areas of poorly gauged basins
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Year: 2017
In the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), rural women manage natural resources and deal directly with the impacts and risks associated with climate change
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Year: 2017
Conflict over water is often deemed a foundational global threat in the post–Cold War era
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Year: 2017
The querulous nature of transboundary water governance is as old as the concept and practice of transboundary water management
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Year: 2017
AbstractStudy region : Kathmandu Valley, Capital city of Nepal Study focus : This study applied three hydrological models (i
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Year: 2017
Research on adaptation barriers is increasing as the need for climate change adaptation becomes evident
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Year: 2017
Changing dietary preferences and population growth in South Asia have resulted in increasing demand for wheat and maize, along side high and sustained demand for rice
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Year: 2017
One of the climate change scenarios that have been developed for the Netherlands predicts hotter and drier summers and a substantial drop in river discharge
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Year: 2016
AbstractThis article shows how large-scale commercial farmers, individually and collectively, are responding to land and water reform processes in the Thukela River basin, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Year: 2017
Research on adaptation barriers is increasing as the need for climate change adaptation becomes evident
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Year: 2016
This study examined the impacts of future climate changes on water resources and extreme flows in Yellow River Basin (YRB), China, using the Coupled Land surface and Hydrology Model System (CLHMS) driven by the IPCC scenarios RCP 2
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Year: 2016
AbstractStudy region The Qilian Mountain, northwestern China
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Year: 2016
Snow is an important component of water storage in the Himalayas
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Year: 2016
Water resource issues and problems in the world's developing countries, present special challenges, as development of these countries significantly depends on the utilization of water resources
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Year: 2016
Groundwater potential mapping and its sustainable development are an important aspect in Leh valley due to an increase of tourists and the local population
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Year: 2016
India has made significant progress in developing its water resources and the supporting drinking water infrastructure
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Year: 2016
Seasonal snow cover plays an important role in water resources availability in many regions of the world and is a key factor in the weather and climate system, both regionally and globally
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Year: 2017
The adherence of water stakeholders and institutions to integrity principles is critical to improve water governance and sustainable water development
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Year: 2016
The aim of this work is to investigate the soil water budget across China by means of hydrological modeling under current and future climate conditions and to evaluate the sensitivity to soil parameters
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Year: 2017
Rapid urbanisation, growing urban populations, environmental issues and climate change all represent significant challenges for water resource management, the delivery of essential water and sanitation services and environmental protection
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Year: 2017
Transboundary watercourses, including rivers, lakes and aquifers (confined and unconfined), shared between two or more countries, are home to over 70 % of the world’s population and supply water for roughly 60 % of global food production
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Year: 2017
Research on adaptation barriers is increasing as the need for climate change adaptation becomes evident
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Year: 2016
Energy and water are coupled in urban industrial systems in terms of energy-water nexus, playing key roles to sustain a city
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Year: 2016
The water and energy are two essential and fundamental supporting resources for urban rapid development, and the interaction between these two resources are complex
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Year: 2016
Using biophysical and social analysis methods, this paper evaluated agricultural practices under changing climate in the Koshi Basin and assessed adaptation options
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Year: 2016
The Indus basin heavily depends on its upstream mountainous part for the downstream supply of water while downstream demands are high
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Year: 2016
Paying communities to preserve and manage their local forest resources using the internationally recognized REDD+ approach can be a practical and effective way to combat climate change
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Year: 2016
Malnutrition remains a serious challenge in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region and still affects a large proportion of the population
Year: 2016
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, along with Dehradun based Centre for Ecology Development And Research (CEDAR) organized a workshop on ‘Water Availability and Access in Mountain Areas of the Upper Ganga Basin’ under the Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research project on 4th December 2015 in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
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Year: 2016
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, along with The Mountain Institute (TMI India), Gangtok, Sikkim organised a workshop on Water Availability and Access in Mountain Areas of the Teesta Basin under the Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research project on 26 November 2015
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Year: 2016
Cities play a prominent role in our economic development as more than 80 % of the gross world product (GWP) comes from cities
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Year: 2016
A large number of small- to medium-sized community ponds exist in most parts of the Terai region in Nepal
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Year: 2016
This study investigates the groundwater quality in the Faridpur district of central Bangladesh based on preselected 60 sample points
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Year: 2016
The aims of this study are to determine and evaluate the spatial and temporal changes in the groundwater table for the period of 1991–2009 and probable causes of changes of water table depth in northwest (NW) Bangladesh
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Year: 2016
This study examined the impacts of future climate changes on water resources and extreme flows in Yellow River Basin (YRB), China, using the Coupled Land surface and Hydrology Model System (CLHMS) driven by the IPCC scenarios RCP 2
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Year: 2016
Farm crop growing and high efficiency water resource utilizing are directly influenced by global warming, and a new challenge will be given to food and water resource security
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Year: 2016
Dengue transmission in urban areas is strongly influenced by a range of biological and environmental factors, yet the key drivers still need further exploration
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Year: 2016
Sedimentary facies and micro-fossil analyses, and AMS14C dating were performed in order to reveal the water-level fall events and draining process of the lake (Paleo-Kathmandu Lake) that existed in the past in the Central Nepal Himalaya
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Year: 2016
It is predicted that by the 2050s, the Koshi (Kosi) River basin, the largest Himalayan basin in Nepal, will be experiencing frequent and devastating flooding events and lower lean season flows due to climate change
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Year: 2016
This brief provides a general introduction to the water challenges facing the Indus basin and highlights some of the key climate research findings of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP)
Year: 2016
Study Region: Bhutan Study Focus: Located in the Himalayas with elevation ranging 100–7550 m and with an area equivalent to Switzerland, Bhutan has great biodiversity despite its small area
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Year: 2016
We analyse the threats of global environmental change, as they relate to food security
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Year: 2016
Physico-chemical parameters play a major role in determining the density, diversity and occurrence of phytoplankton in a headwater stream
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Year: 2016
Pakistan’s economy is significantly reliant on agriculture
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Year: 2016
Hyderabad as a city started growing when it was declared the capital of Andhra Pradesh
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Year: 2016
One of the major changes in the water sector over the last few decades has been the enhanced thrust on institutional reforms, including the increasing recognition of the bottom-up approach to management as against the techno-centric top-down one
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Year: 2016
Are our urban spaces growing thirsty by the day? What implications do unplanned urban expansion and climate change have on judicious accessibility to water resources among the multitudes who have made urban fringes their home in South Asia? A significant gap exists in current studies of adaptation and vulnerability to the vagaries of climate change that tend to focus on purely agrarian or urban contexts
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Year: 2016
We employ a stochastic dominance (SD) approach to analyze the components that contribute to environmental degradation over time
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Year: 2016
The LaSaXing Oilfield has entered the ultra-high water cut stage, and the original evaluation indexes of water flooding development effect cannot reflect development status of the oilfield
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Year: 2016
The 60th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) is an important milestone that allows pause for reflection on how the association has evolved over the years and the contributions it has made to groundwater science and water management
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Year: 2016
This report provides valuable insights into the relationships between river flow, wetlands and floodplains, climate and water‐dependent ecosystems in Nepal
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Year: 2016
This study was undertaken in the Sardukhola sub-watershed of eastern Nepal to illustrate how local policy instruments can be used to supplement government water supply
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Year: 2016
In the villages perched high in the midhills of Nepal, springs are a lifeline – providing water to sustain the needs of households, their farms, and their livestock
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Year: 2016
In Asia, water resources largely depend on water generated in the mountainous upstream parts of several large river basins and hundreds of millions of people depend on their waters downstream
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Year: 2014
Year: 2016
Open defecation is practised by over 600 million people in India and there is a strong political drive to eliminate this through the provision of on-site sanitation in rural areas
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Year: 2016
This paper estimates China’s water utilization efficiency using the directional distance function to take into account the environmental degradation affecting the economy
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Year: 2016
Summary This study employed a Monte-Carlo simulation approach to characterise the uncertainties in climate change induced variations in storage requirements and performance (reliability (time- and volume-based), resilience, vulnerability and sustainability) of surface water reservoirs
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Year: 2016
Improved irrigation use efficiency is an important tool for intensifying and diversifying agriculture in Nepal, resulting in higher economic yield from irrigated farmlands with a minimum input of water
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Year: 2016
Urban water managers around the world are adopting decentralized water supply systems, often in combination with centralized systems
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Year: 2016
Summary The increasing population and large scale growth with the development of modern science and technology has indicated very high stress on water sector in Rajasthan in India
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Year: 2016
Under the combined impacts of climate change and human activities, a series of water issues, such as water shortages, have arisen all over the world
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Year: 2016
Water eutrophication has become one of the most serious aquatic environmental problems around the world
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Year: 2016
We quantify the potential impacts of global food production on freshwater availability (water scarcity footprint; WSF) by applying the water unavailability factor (fwua) as a characterization factor and a global water resource model based on life cycle impact assessment (LCIA)
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Year: 2016
United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 targets access to water and sanitation for all people in the next 15 years
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Year: 2016
Water resource crises are an increasing threat to human survival and development
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Year: 2016
Especially in the Himalayan headwaters of the main rivers in South Asia, shifts in runoff are expected as a result of a rapidly changing climate
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Year: 2015
HI-AWARE, one of four consortia of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA), is conducting research, capacity building, and policy engagement on climate resilience and adaptation in selected glacier and snowpack dependent river basins of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region
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Year: 2015
The Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna (GBM) river system flows through five countries ? Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal ? characterized by large population, limited land resources, and frequent floods and natural hazards
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Year: 2016
A new World Bank reports finds that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict
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Year: 2016
A large number of small- to medium-sized community ponds exist in most parts of the Terai region in Nepal
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Year: 2016
This paper is a perspective paper, which investigates whether the water footprint (WF) concept addresses the water–food–energy–ecosystem nexus
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