Events

02 Jun 2016-03 Jun 2016, NARC, Park Road, Chack Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan

The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region—one of the most dynamic, diverse and complex mountain and associated floodplains systems in the world—provides water resources and other ecosystem services to more than 210 million people in the mountains, and 1.3 billion people downstream.

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30 May 2016-30 May 2016, Meeting room, Bangladesh Meteorological Department

Urbanisation can exacerbate heat exposure for the poor in urban core areas. Due to the urban heat island effect, cities and urban areas experience higher levels of heat exposure than surrounding rural areas. Similarly, urban microclimates have a role to play in creating higher urban temperatures in certain parts of given cities. In addition, indoor temperatures can differ greatly from outdoor temperatures depending upon various building types and materials and surrounding environments.

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23 May 2016-30 May 2016, Murree, Chakri, Talagang, Pakistan

Cropping systems employed by farmers in various parts of Pakistan are adversely affected by climatic factors such as delayed or late rainfall and windstorms induced by temperature changes, among others. Specifically, the latter half of crop production, which include the months of September and October, are affected by storms that lead to rice crop lodging.

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27 Apr 2016-28 Apr 2016, Dhunche, Rasuwa, Nepal

Practical Action and ICIMOD are implementing the HI-AWARE programme in the Upper Gandaki River Basin in Nepal. “Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins for Improving Livelihoods” (HI-AWARE) is a five-year research initiative being carried out in three river basins—namely the Indus, Upper Ganga, Gandaki and Teesta in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region.

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29 Mar 2016-29 Mar 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal

As part of its Research into Use (RiU) component, HI-AWARE is developing a Climate Change and Adaptation (CCA) Matrix. The CCA Matrix is a tool to systematically explore, review and classify existing and ongoing adaptation measures and approaches.

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11 Mar 2016-11 Mar 2016, ICIMOD, Kathmandu

Nepal is well known for its tradition of farmer managed irrigation systems (FMIS). In this system, farmers are collectively engaged in irrigated agricultural development as an enterprise. Numerous FMIS in Nepal ranging from high lands to mid hills and the terai region, provides irrigation services to about 70 percent of the country’s total irrigated area of over 1.2 million ha.

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03 Mar 2016-03 Mar 2016, Faisalabad, Pakistan

The “Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins for Improving Livelihoods” is a regionally collaborated project among Pakistan Agricultural Research Council PARC, Islamabad, ICIMOD (Nepal), TERI (India), BCAS (Bangladesh), ALTERRA of Wageningen University Netherlands as knowledge partners and GC University Faisalabad as local knowledge partners.

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07 Mar 2016-07 Mar 2016, Saroba near Chakree, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Under the HI-AWARE Project, the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) is going to establish its first Citizen-Driven Science Climate Adaptation Atelier (CISCA), and a Climate Smart Pilot Site on farmers’ fields in Saroba near Chakree, Rawalpindi. On the Saroba site, various climate smart interventions will be piloted to improve productivity and enhance resilience through farmers' participation.

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23 Feb 2016-05 Mar 2016, New Delhi and Dehradun, India

The CCAPS conference aims to bring together experts from government agencies, research institutes and NGOs to share HI-AWARE research findings with as well as to explore how these can be leveraged to inform policy and practice to enhance climate resilience and adaptive capacity of poor and vulnerable communities living in the HI-AWARE study basins – the Indus, Upper Ganga, Gandaki and Teesta.

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06 Jan 2016-06 Jan 2016, Purba Chatnai, Dimla, Nilphamari, Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) is organizing a community/local stakeholders’ consultation in Nilphamari, Bangladesh in the frame of HI-AWARE Research Component 2 (“socio-economic, governance and gender drivers and conditions leading to climate vulnerability”) on 6 January 2016.

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