Small Grants Program

Announcement of New Report

Research Insights on Climate and Water in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

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Under the Knowledge Forum, the Small Grants Program (SGP) was established to support knowledge generation and dissemination activities on the Rivers of the Greater Himalayas.

The objectives of the SGP are to:

  1. Facilitate the quest to increase knowledge about water resources systems and their uses within the realm of the Greater Himalayas, which are under stress from climate change and other drivers including population and economic growth;

  2. Facilitate collaboration among knowledge institutions from different countries sharing the rivers of the Greater Himalayas; and

  3. Support their efforts to work together in a collaborative manner.

The SGP is expected to initiate new knowledge generation, expand current national research activities to extend across boundaries, and disseminate knowledge within the region.

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is the administrator of this program. The SGP was officially launched in 2011 during a workshop held in Kathmandu on March 2-3, 2011.

The 8 proposals cover a wide variety of topics that are fully in line with the objectives of the SGP and in line with the priority areas that were set out during ADD5. Moreover, the selected proposals facilitate unique partnerships between knowledge institutions from different countries sharing the rivers of the Greater Himalayas, many of whom had no history of formal interaction prior to the SGP launch. There are 16 research institutions involved from five different countries in total.

Overview of the Projects under the Small Grants Program

Title

Priority Research area as per ADD5

Institutions

Case studies of impacts of climate change on hydrological regime in Nepal, India, and Afghanistan

Vulnerability, adaptation, and impacts of climate change

Kathmandu University, Nepal / Sharda University, India

Climate change adaptation through water resources management: comparative study between Yellow and Koshi river basins

Integrated ecosystem and river basin management, including benefit sharing

Peking University, China / Central Department of Geography, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Vulnerability assessment of meteorological flash floods in Poiqu/Bhotekhosi/Sunkoshi watershed

Vulnerability, adaptation, and impacts of climate change

Central Department of Geography, Tribhuvan University, Nepal / Asian International Rivers Center, Yunnan University, China

The impact of climate change on water stress situations in the Yellow River Basin, China

Management of water for enhancing food security

The Chinese National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, China / National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan

Impact of climate change on water availability for community managed irrigation systems for food security

Management of water for enhancing food security

International Network on Participatory Irrigation Management, Nepal / Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering (CEWRE), Pakistan

Benefit sharing mechanism in storage projects: lessons for the region

Upstream-downstream impacts of water storage projects

Jalsrot Vikas Sanstha, Nepal / South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, India

Addressing the seasonal water scarcity in Indian Western Himalaya through integrated approach of isotope technique, remote sensing and GIS application

Upstream-downstream impacts of water storage projects

G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development / Institution for Development and Innovation (IDI), Nepal

Assessing the Economic Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture, Water Resources, and Food Security and Adaptation Measures Using Seasonal and Medium Range Forecasts

Management of water for enhancing food security

Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services, Bangladesh / The Small Earth Nepal