Technical Publications

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Year: 2017
On 2 March, 2017, Indus Basin Initiative (IBI) of ICIMOD in partnership with Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) and World Wide Fund for Nature, Gilgit Baltistan (WWF-GB) organized a partnership workshop to prepare a detailed plan of IBI for the second phase (2017-2020) of Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP II) in Islamabad, Pakistan
Year: 2017
Occupying nearly 24% of the world’s land surface, mountains are home to 12% of the global population and provide a wide range of goods and services to one-fifth of humanity
Year: 2017
Two dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs), IBIS and LPJ, were used to assess the projected impacts of climate change on forests in terms of the shifts in vegetation types and changes in NPP (net primary productivity) in the mid Brahmaputra, Koshi, and upper Indus river basins
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Year: 2016
Bhutan experiences frequent hydrometeorological disasters
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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 HI-AWARE Academy, organised from 27 February–4 March 2016, in order to strengthen the expertise of researchers and students associated with Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE), culminated in the “Adaptation to Climate Change in the Upper Ganga Basin”, a day-long workshop that was jointly hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Centre for Ecology Development and Research (CEDAR)
Year: 2016
This is a collection of stories represents an introduction to the people and places benefiting from the work of ICIMOD’s Koshi Basin Programme
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Year: 2015

The first atlas of its kind, this new publication offers a comprehensive, regional understanding of the changing climate and its impact on water resources in five of the major river basins in the region: the Indus, Brahmaputra, Ganges, Salween and Mekong

The atlas shows clearly that the region’s climate, which has been changing rapidly, will continue to do so in the future, with severe consequences for populations locally and downstream. Some of the main points in the atlas include:

  • Temperatures across the mountainous Hindu Kush Himalayan region will increase by about 1–2°C (in some places by up to 4–5°C) by 2050.

  • Precipitation will change with the monsoon expected to become longer and more erratic.

  • Extreme rainfall events are becoming less frequent, but more violent and are likely to increase in intensity.
  • Glaciers will continue to suffer substantial ice loss, with the main loss in the Indus basin.
  • Communities living immediately downstream from glaciers are most vulnerable to glacial changes.
  • Despite overall greater river flow projected, higher variability in river flows and more water in pre-monsoon months are expected, which will lead to a higher incidence of unexpected floods and droughts, greatly impacting the livelihood security and agriculture of river-dependent people;
  • Changes in temperature and precipitation will have serious and far-reaching consequences for climate-dependent sectors, such as agriculture, water resources and health.

The atlas includes recommendations to encourage policy makers to develop flexible and cooperative strategies between countries in order to deal with increased variability and to meet the challenges posed by either too much or too little water.

The findings are drawn from several years of research under the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP), with external reviews from international experts.

The project is funded by the governments of Norway and Sweden.
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Year: 2014
Managing water resources is one of the major challenges of our century
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Year: 2013
Floods are the most common water-induced hazard in the Hindu Kush Himalayas and have seriously affected the lives and livelihoods of many people, especially those living in the Brahmaputra and Koshi river basins
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