2024
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Elevating river basin governance and cooperation in the HKH region: Summary report II, Ganges River Basin

  • Noah Kaiser
  • Huw Pohlner
  • Cassandra Stevenson-Charles
  • Luke Dowdeswell-Downey
  • Basundhara Bhattarai
  • Summary

The report "Elevating River Basin Governance and Cooperation in the HKH Region: Summary Report II on the Ganges Basin " provides a comprehensive overview of the Ganges River Basin, emphasizing its significance as a crucial water source for over 600 million people. The report highlights the challenges posed by climate change, the state of basin governance, and the need for a multilateral or regional framework for enhanced basin-scale management. It offers high-level recommendations for promoting multilateral cooperation, improving data collection and sharing, and catalysing cooperation through common goals. The report also addresses the environmental characteristics, climate change impacts, and the state of basin governance, including relevant treaties, policies, and agreements.

Key aspects of the report include:

  • A detailed analysis of the Ganges River Basin, its socio-economic trends, environmental characteristics, and climate change impacts.
  • An examination of the state of basin governance, including relevant treaties, policies, and agreements.

The report also focuses on gender and social inclusion (GESI) and engagement with all relevant stakeholders, including people with disabilities, indigenous people, and other marginalized populations in knowledge generation, dialogues, planning, and cooperation at the local and basin scales. It is part of a series of three reports on Elevating River Basin Governance and Cooperation in the HKH Region, which also include reports on the  Indus and Brahmaputra river basins.

  • DOI:
    10.53055/ICIMOD.1035
  • Pages:
    17
  • Language:
    English
  • Published Year:
    2024
  • Publisher Name:
    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD); Australian Water Partnership
  • Publisher Place:
    Kathmandu, Nepal