By: Sangita Dandekhya - 28 Jun 2016
Springs are considered lifelines in the villages of the mid-hills of Nepal, as they are very important for survival: they are important sources of drinking water for humans and livestock, and they are used for irrigation, especially during the dry months.
By: Anju Pandit - 28 Jun 2016
ICIMOD’s Himalayan Adaptation, Water, and Resilience (HI-AWARE) initiative is implementing three work packages – knowledge generation, research into use, and strengthening of expertise in 12 study areas in the Indus, upper Ganga, Gandaki, and Teesta river basins.
By: Bikram Manandhar - 28 Jun 2016
Agriculture is the main source of livelihood in Gatlang. The major crops grown include maize, finger millet, barley, buckwheat, potato, beans, black lentils, and vegetables. The current settlement and upper Gatlang are suitable for growing potatoes and beans whereas the lower lands are suitable for millet, barley, and maize.
By: Krity Shrestha, Practical Action - 11 May 2016
Hakimpur Turra is a small village of some 600-700 households in Uttarakhand. More than 60 percent of the villagers are farmers and around 20 percent are daily-wage labourers who work on others’ farms or at industries in Roorkee, the nearby city.
By: Ashmita Paudel, Sunam Pradhan and Sijal Pokharel - 11 May 2016
When we received an email from ICIMOD inviting us to join the Climate Change Adaptation Policy and Science (CCAPS) conference and the HI-AWARE Academy in Delhi and Dehradun from 24 February–5 March 2016, little did we know what to expect from the events. After corresponding, we learned that the conference dealt with bridging the gap between science and policy in terms of climate change.
By: Divya Sharma - 26 Apr 2016
Hakeempur Turra is a flood plain village. It sits on the bank of the Solani River, a tributary of the mighty Ganga. It was here that India’s first aqueduct was built in 1854. The village is close to the urban settlement of Bhagvanpur and, the educational hub of Roorkee. I happened to be a part of research group which visited Hakeempur Village recently as part of a HI-AWARE Academy field study.
04 Apr 2016
When our HI-AWARE research team visited the small Bihari village in early February, we found Chharke’s streets lined with bamboo cottages topped with thatched roofs. Outside, women and children loitered. Very few men were visible. The children, most in dirty clothes, carried their younger siblings.
By: Md. Arfanuzzaman - 01 Apr 2016
In Bangladesh, nearly 2.5 billion tonnes of sediment flow through three mighty rivers—the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Meghna—each year. All three rivers deposit portions of the sediment flowing through their waters along their respective riverbeds. Over the years, the accumulation of these deposits has resulted in the creation of many shoals or river islands in the river basin areas. These river islands are known as ‘char’ in Bengali. Home to more than 600,000 dwellers, Bangladesh’s many chars are prone to severe erosion and floods.