The region’s river systems are interrelated and cross many national boundaries. Protecting vital systems and restoring damaged ones demands systemic understanding, sound planning, good decision making. This requires the most comprehensive information possible to foster the building of expertise, long-term thinking and collaboration between governments, experts and civil organisations. thethirdpole.net was launched four years ago as a project of chinadialogue.net, in partnership with Earth Journalism Network. This unique, standalone platform aims to provide impartial, accurate and balanced information and analysis, and to foster constructive debate on these vital resources from across the region. thethirdpole.net aims to reflect the impacts at every level, from the poorest communities to the highest reaches of government, and to promote knowledge sharing and cooperation within the region and internationally. We welcome your comments and contributions.
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thethirdpole.net, in collaboration with our partners, aims to build networks of understanding that allows experts and media professionals, scientists and policy-makers to share knowledge and perspectives.
chinadialogue.net is an independent, bilingual, Chinese English website that promotes communication on the environment and climate change across barriers of language and culture. It aims to inform, educate and promote equitable and constructive solutions.
Development Alternatives is a Delhi-based non-profit organisation engaged in research and action for sustainable development.
Climate Himalaya is a coalition of civil society groups that aims to serve as a link between practice, science, policy and decision making towards climate adaptation and sustainable mountain development in the Himalayas, based in Dehradun, India.
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thethirdpole.net works in collaboration with partners across the Himalaya and the world to bring regional and international experts, media and civil society together for discussion and information exchange. If you are interested in partnership, or getting involved, please contact beth.walker[at]thethirdpole.net or joydeep.gupta[at]thethirdpole.net