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The place of the oceans in Nor way’s foreign and development policy. Meld. St. 22 (2016–2017). Report to the Storting (white paper)Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, 2017This is the first time a Norwegian government has presented a white paper on the place of the seas and oceans in the country’s foreign and development policy. Its aim is to highlight the opportDocument
Application of eight-step methodology for reviving springs and improving springshed management in the Mid-hills of NepalInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Springs are the main source of water for millions of people in the mid-hills of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Both rural and urban communities depend on springs to meet their drinking, domestic and agricultural water needs. There is increasing evidence that springs are drying up, or their discharge is reducing throughout the HKH. As a result, communities are facing unprecedented water stress.Document
Participatory ecosystem-based planning and management: a resource manual for mid-level technicians and development workersInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Management of natural resources (land, water, soil, vegetation) has multiple benefits. It not only provides ecosystem goods such as food, timber, fuelwood but also services like regulation of hydrological flows, erosion control, carbon sequestration and conservation of biodiversity.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Solar powered irrigation pumps (SPIPs) are a proven technology, and can potentially be a game changer in Nepal’s irrigation sector by providing clean irrigation to millions of farmers. However, the relatively high capital cost of SPIPs is the main impediment that prevents large scale adoption of SPIPs.Document
Reviving springs in the Mid-hills, and promoting solar pumps in the Terai, Nepal : WLE-ICIMOD final dissemination workshop, Hotel Himalaya, Kathmandu 20 December 2016International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Water Land and Ecosystems (WLE) project was a two-year research programme initiated in January 2015. The main objectives of the project were to obtain sustainable access to drinking water in the mid hills and agricultural water in the Terai. The spring revival component was implemented jointly with ACWADAM and Helvetas in two districts of Nepal, namely Sindupalchowk and Dailekh.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Occupying 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. The goods and services provided include water, hydroelectricity, timber, medicine, a wide variety of bio-resources, and opportunities for recreation and spiritual renewal.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Heavy rainfall (480mm) on 16 July 2015 triggered a huge landslide (DGSE and GDKU, 2016) that dammed the Tui Lam Lui River approximately 52 km upstream of Yazagyo Dam near Hangken Village, Falam District in the Upper Chin Hill region in northwestern Myanmar.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017• Research shows that in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) climate variability already influences water availability, ecosystem services, and agricultural production. According to downscaled climate projections, the risks of climate-induced hazards such as floods, landslides, and droughts are projected to increase significantly by 2050.Document
Regional orientation training on ecosystem services assessment: 19–23 December 2016, Udayapur, NepalInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalaya (Himalica) initiative aims to support poor and vulnerable mountain communities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts through collaborative action research and pilot activities.Document
Building partnerships for conservation and development in HKH: exploring complementary opportunities for improving HKPL transboundary cooperation from One Belt, One Road Initiative, 1–12 December 2016, Lanzhou, ChinaInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (HKPL-CDI) is a regional transboundary initiative to enhance cooperation between Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, and Tajikistan for biodiversity conservation and mountain sustainable development.