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Workshop report: Research policy interface: incentivizing communities for ecosystem services in Nepal, 9 November 2016International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017In 2005, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) emphasized the importance of the link between the ecosystem, ecosystem services and human wellbeing to policy makers. The concept of ecosystem services is widely discussed in scientific and policy discourse.Document
Projected impacts of climate change on forests in the Brahmaputra, Koshi, and Upper Indus river basinsInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Two dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs), IBIS and LPJ, were used to assess the projected impacts of climate change on forests in terms of the shifts in vegetation types and changes in NPP (net primary productivity) in the mid Brahmaputra, Koshi, and upper Indus river basins.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017About Transboundary Landscape Initiatives in the Hindu Kush Himalaya:Document
Traditional practice and knowledge of indigenous and local communities in Kailash Sacred Landscape, NepalInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Kailash Sacred Landscape (KSL) is a transboundary landscape (area: 31,252 sq.km) around Mount Kailash. KSL is exceptionally rich in cultural and ecological diversity and has its own traditional systems of resource use and management. KSL Nepal comprises approximately 42.5% of the total landscape area, and covers Baitadi, Darchula, Bajhang and Humla districts.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The purpose of this study was to estimate the benefits and costs of reducing deforestation and forest degradation in different landscapes and management regimes in Nepal, and to provide associated opportunity costs of carbon that can be used as inputs for planning the implementation of REDD+ in Nepal.Document
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, 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.