• Best of 2018: Nepal’s forgotten wetlands

    December 25, 2018

    Undervalued and ignored, wetlands are disappearing and drying up in Nepal – leaving the communities and wildlife that depend on them exposed in a changing climate

  • Review: An opening in the mountains

    November 09, 2018

    An anthology of writing from the eastern Himalayan region, edited by Namita Gokhale, provides a unique and powerful perspective on a region that is increasingly interconnected and open to the world

  • Seeking holy water in Nepal’s Himalayas

    September 12, 2018

    Every year, on the full moon in August, Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims make the difficult trek to Gosaikunda Lake, a high altitude lake in Nepal’s Himalayas

  • Nepal’s thirsty mountain villages

    September 05, 2018

    As springs across Nepal falter and fail, the 13 million people that live in Nepal’s hilly areas face the brunt of a water crisis that is only now being understood

  • River in the sky linked to Uttarakhand floods

    August 29, 2018

    New research from Nepal and the Bay of Bengal reveals that a little understood phenomenon in the Himalayan region – atmospheric rivers – may be key to understanding and managing floods and water use

  • Sediment and solutions

    August 17, 2018

    The heavy sediment load in the Himalayan rivers remains a serious challenge to the viability of embankments, and a number of options have been put forward – Nepal and India continue to pursue embankment construction

  • Embankments enter Nepal

    August 16, 2018

    While most Nepalese blame the 2008 breach on India, Nepal itself has constructed hundreds of kilometres of embankments, which remain popular, despite fundamental flaws

  • A dammed history of the Koshi

    August 15, 2018

    Ten years after the catastrophic Koshi embankment breach, Peter Gill and Bhola Paswan look at the history of embankments in Nepal and northern India