By: Avash Pandey, ICIMOD - 17 Aug 2015
How on earth are the villagers being poisoned by arsenic? You have to literally dig deep to find the answers under the surface of the earth in the groundwater. But how can the people be so neglectful as to poison themselves? Well, they just don’t know about it.
By: Divya Sharma, Sudeshna Maya Sen, Yamini Yogya, Ganesh Gotri, Shreya Trivedi and Vishaka Gulati - 17 Aug 2015
The opportunity of an internship at the HI-AWARE consortium fitted very well with my professional aspirations…
By: Avash Pandey and Anjal Prakash - 15 Aug 2015
The Ganges River originates in the Himalayan region, passes through rough terrains, on through the plains and finally drains into the Indian Ocean at the Bay of Bengal. It has a total length 2,510 km or 1,560 miles.
By: Harriet Larrington-Spencer - 14 Aug 2015
For the Brahmin population, tourism activities are based within Kalimath and involve running cafes, small shops, guest houses and homestays. Their dominance is likely due to greater affluence, traditional dominance and the ownership of land on which to establish these industries.
By: Harriet Larrington-Spencer - 13 Aug 2015
In Pyukhari, a small village perched in the mid-hills of the Upper Ganga River basin 14 km from Devprayag, water scarcity tops the list of challenges facing its inhabitants with regards to life and livelihoods.
10 Aug 2015
Uttarakhand faces an uneven seasonal distribution of tourism activities, with the main turnover concentrated in the summer months. With a change in climate (either too hot, too cold or too wet), it might become even more difficult to maintain a steady flow of tourists, thus leading to a contraction of the tourist season and as a direct result of this, a decrease in the income of the locals. Overcoming this seasonality by undertaking climate-specific adaptation actions will lead to both economic benefits for the tourist industry as well as reduce environmental pressure on destinations.
By: Sudeshna Maya Sen - 07 Aug 2015
Devprayag in Uttarakhand is witness to one of the most majestic confluences of rivers—the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi—to form the Ganga, yet a stark contrast exists, wherein the villages scattered along the mountainside face severe water crunch every day even though the rivers flow right below them. Here is a classic case of water being available yet inaccessible.
By: Sangita Dandekhya - 10 Apr 2015
Just as in the other hilly districts of Nepal, the out-migration by the youths in Nuwakot, mainly by the male members of the families, has been accelerating over the last decade.
By: Sangita Dandekhya and Aneel Piryani - 09 Mar 2015
A research team of the Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE), ICIMOD, carried out a field visit to the Nuwakot District of Nepal, in the hills of the Gandaki River Basin, for situational analysis, from February 4 to 6, 2015. The main objectives of the field visit were the following: to understand the prominent issues in the villages and how people made their livelihood; to understand climate change’s impact on the people’s lives and the vulnerabilities as well as the adaptation measures they had taken; and to identify prospective study areas for further research.