• A view of receding flood waters in Srinagar city during the September 2014 flooding. [image: Athar Parvaiz]

    Water dangers loom for South Asia

    February 12, 2019

    With glacier retreat, permafrost melt, and extreme rainfall events, ICIMOD’s HIMAP report suggests that the countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas have to start cooperating far more closely, or pay a huge price

  • map of flood disasters in river basins originating in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region from 2010-14 (Source: EM-DAT/CRED www.emdat.be/)

    The Indus – a river of growing disasters

    February 04, 2019

    A new report crystalises the threats that glacier retreat will pose to the Indus basin, particularly vulnerable due to a combination of conflict and mismanaged development

  • Hope and pumpkins along the Teesta

    November 06, 2018

    Pumpkin cultivation on sandbars has drawn hundreds and thousands out of extreme poverty in Bangladesh, and this change of cultivation patterns may pave the way for others as water flow in the Teesta declines

  • Silt farmers growing vegetables on sand deposited by the Gandak river [image by: Nidhi Jamwal]

    The silt farmers of the Gandak river

    October 01, 2018

    Landless labourers in Bihar benefit from the silt that comes down from the Himalayas by growing vegetables, but it is an extremely tough life, with very little profit for the farmer

  • farmers house in Sikkim

    From apples to vegetables in Sikkim

    September 21, 2018

    Apple orchards are travelling up the mountains in Sikkim and elsewhere in the Himalayas, as climate change makes the lower slopes too warm