Mountains offer ideal conditions for the development of hydropower, but the uneven distribution of benefits from project development often create friction and development disputes between communities and project developers.

Around 90 per cent of almost a billion mountain people in the world today live in developing and transitioning countries, such as those in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region.

This is a collection of stories represents an introduction to the people and places benefiting from the work of ICIMOD’s Koshi Basin Programme.

In recent years, global climate change been recognized as a significant driver of ecological change. The threats reach into the Himalayas; the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has predicted that the average annual temperature in the Himalayas will increase faster than the global average, along with an increase in precipitation.

The first atlas of its kind, this new publication offers a comprehensive, regional understanding of the changing climate and its impact on water resources in five of the major river basins in the region: the Indus, Brahmaputra, Ganges, Salween and Mekong.

A five-day international symposium on ‘Transforming Mountain Forestry’ was held in Dehradun, India from 18 to 22 January 2015 to explore options for sustainable forest management practices and policies that address the changing conditions in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH). The symposium was jointly organized by India’s Ministry of

On 25 April, Nepal experienced a catastrophic earthquake that not only took the lives of over 8,000 people, injured over 22,000, and displaced over 100,000, it also affected the livelihoods of over 2.28 million households and pushed an additional 700,000 people below the poverty line.

The book comprises comprehensive information covering physical, socio-economic, biological and environmental aspects of Kangchenjunga Landscape in eastern Nepal, an important landscape with extraordinary biological and cultural diversity, as well as water resources.

This study uses panel data for 39 years and 13 districts to estimate the yield sensitivity of major food crops to climate change in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. First estimate the marginal impacts of climate variables on crop yield using Panel Corrected Standard Error (PCSE) models.

The Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2014 by Central Bureau of Statistics, Government of Nepal, as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). UNICEF and the Government of Nepal provided financial support.