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9 Jan 2022 KATHMANDU, Nepal
Glacier melt in "third pole" will adversely affect livelihoods of an estimated 1.65 billion people living downstream. Faster change is likely to result in greater landscape instability, increased risk of landslides, avalanches, and floods.
18 Nov 2020 KATHMANDU
The Hindu Kush Himalayas may finally get a united eight-country voice to safeguard its ecosystem, if the governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan keep the promises made by their ministers and representatives at a virtual summit this October. Given past and present tensions between the countries, this is not going to be easy...
9 Nov 2020 KATHMANDU
Two Nepali banks have won the legal battle in China for the recovery of frozen bank guarantee amounts, paving the way for them to get back an amount equivalent to Rs1.78 billion. Overturning its own 2015 decision, a Chinese court on Friday ruled that the Melamchi Drinking Water Project had been fair in its termination of the contract it had awarded to China Railway 15 Bureau Group for non-performance...
3 Nov 2020 KATHMANDU
For centuries, the Himalaya served as any icy frontier between empires, but even though because of connectivity it is no longer a barrier, the world’s highest mountain range has become a climate and geopolitical hotspot. Recent violent clashes between India and China in Ladakh and a border dispute between India and Nepal over a Himalayan valley have added to existing hostility between India and Pakistan as well as friction between China and Bhutan over Doklam.
3 Oct 2020 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Water is essential for human life. For health, food, our environment and ecosystems. It is also plays a central role in our economies, from agriculture to energy production, and manufacturing to tourism.Do we value water enough? OOSKAnews asked panelists in a 30 September aquaNOW Audience for their views on how we should value water from source to sea...
29 Jul 2020 KATHMANDU
The government has finalised the investment modality of the Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose (Irrigation/ Hydropower) Project. The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoE- WRI) has decided to take the project forward by adopting the company model as its investment modality under the ‘Nepal’s Water, People’s Investment’ scheme.
25 Jun 2020 KATHMANDU
A lake near the Machuhar glacier had burst its banks on May 30, causing a flood that submerged farms, the local power plant and part of the Karakoram Highway in the Hunza Valley, high up in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. Was this a Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF), where the failure of an unstable natural dam releases meltwater from a glacier? The question is complicated by the Karakoram Anomaly, which describes the advance of glaciers in the region in contrast to the retreat of other glaciers in the Himalayas and globally...
25 Jun 2020 KATHMANDU
Nepal has stopped the Bihar government from carrying out embankment-related work on the border and has laid the claim over the land as part of its territory. It comes days after Nepal's National Assembly unanimously passed the Constitution Amendment Bill. The bill will update Nepal's political and administrative map incorporating three Indian territories laying claim over the strategically key areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura along the border with India.
16 Apr 2020 KATHMANDU
As Nepal struggles to manage the country’s many rivers, it finds that its new federal system under the Constitution promulgated in 2015 provides more confusion than help. Unfortunately, [the] provincial government[s] have not prepared the necessary legal framework to enable local authorities to invest in conservation upstream...
5 Mar 2020 KATHMANDU, Nepal
A new study covering 13 towns across four countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region shows that Himalayan towns are facing increased water insecurity as a consequence of inadequate urban planning coupled with rapidly changing climate.A research project produced by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and its partners explores the connection between water availability, water supply systems, rapid urbanisation and consequent increase in water demand, and the overall effect on towns in HKH region...
12 Feb 2020 KATHMANDU
More frequent and intense rainfall events due to climate change could cause more landslides in Nepal, according to the first quantitative study of the link between precipitation and landslides in the region. The study team found that warming temperatures will cause more intense rainfall in some areas, and this could lead to increased landslide activity in the High Mountain Asia region of China, Tibet and Nepal.
14 Oct 2019 KATHMANDU
Sand is a limited resource and the most mined mineral in the world in terms of volume and yet, its presence is taken for granted. As a result of the modernisation and growing urbanisation across South Asia, demand for sand has increased significantly in the region. With the demand likely to increase further, concerns over the sustainability and ecological viability of existing supply systems have forced a rethink on ways to effectively regulate the sandmining sector.