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Voices of the communities in Nepal

Reviving the Springs of Nepal – a Science-based Approach
Nestling in the Himalayan region, now acknowledged as the third-pole of the Earth, 80% of Nepal’s landscape comprises of mountains, hillsides and watersheds that feed over 4000 rivers. To the 13 million people who inhabit the upper watershed regions, springs are the primary source of water. So why is it that, in this ‘water rich’ country, the residents are grappling daily to access their minimum requirement of water? This video makes a strong case, as to why only an integrated approach can offer a more sustainable and long-term solution for upper watershed management. The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) worked on BCRWME with the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the Department of Forest and Soil Conservation (DoFSC) of the Government of Nepal. The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) funded the project. http://www.iwmi.org | http://wle.cgiar.org
The Chakhaji Model in Bihar, India - Catalyzing ‘Buyer-Friendly’ Solar Irrigation Service Markets
In Chakhaji village of Samastipur district in Bihar, IWMI, CCAFS and AKRSP-I (Aga Khan Rural Support Program, India) have supported seven solar irrigation entrepreneurs to install 5 kWp solar pumps along with a network of buried water distribution pipes. A financial model under which the entrepreneurs have to pay a fixed lease amount each year to take full ownership of the asset over a period of 5 years exerts pressure on the entrepreneurs to maximize returns from the asset by operating it throughout the year to sell irrigation service to farmers in the village. IWMI has argued that such a model of promoting solar entrepreneurs is significantly more efficient in delivering reliable and affordable irrigation to the largest number of farmers as opposed to its current model of offering 90% capital subsidy on small 1-3 kWp stand-alone solar pumps. The Government of Bihar’s BRLPS (Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society) is actively considering scaling up the experiment to 10, and eventually 100 villages over the next few years. This too will entail some technical, economic and institutional challenges in designing an accessible, transparent and supportive policy environment but the model lends itself to scale replication in much of the groundwater-abundant but...
IWMI Voicing Water Visions - Trailer
Throughout IWMI's #VoicingWaterVisions campaign, we will hear from people affected by environmental injustice — in their own photos and words. Read more at http://stories.iwmi.org/
IWMI Voicing Water Visions - Trailer
Throughout IWMI's #VoicingWaterVisions campaign, we will hear from people affected by environmental injustice — in their own photos and words. Read more at http://stories.iwmi.org/
MARIS Video Series (Pt. 4): Analyzing existing policies and interventions
Part four of the Migration, Agriculture and Resilience Initiatives for Sustainability (MARIS) video series. Learn more about the ongoing work of MARIS at http://migrationmatters.iwmi.org and https://wle.cgiar.org/maris
MARIS Video Series (Pt. 3): Analyzing existing policies and interventions
Part three of the Migration, Agriculture and Resilience Initiatives for Sustainability (MARIS) video series. Learn more about the ongoing work of MARIS at http://migrationmatters.iwmi.org and https://wle.cgiar.org/maris
The MARIS Video Series (Pt. 2): The state of Asian migration
Part two of the Migration, Agriculture and Resilience Initiatives for Sustainability (MARIS) video series. Learn more about the ongoing work of MARIS at http://migrationmatters.iwmi.org and https://wle.cgiar.org/maris
Farmers’ Meet in Madhubani, Bihar, India
As part of the ACIAR Dry Season Irrigation for Marginal and Tenant Farmers Project, farmer from Nepal, India and Bangladesh gathered alongside researchers to discuss differences in collective farming strategies. More about the project here: http://dsi4mtf.usq.edu.au/
Five facts about Springs
IWMI partnered with the Building Climate Resilience of Watersheds in Mountain Eco-Regions (BCRWME) project to hold a knowledge sharing workshop on springs in Nepal. Read more about the project here: http://www.bcrwme.gov.np/
The MARIS Video Series (Pt. 1): Introduction
Part one of the Migration, Agriculture and Resilience Initiatives for Sustainability (MARIS) video series. Learn more about the ongoing work of MARIS at http://migrationmatters.iwmi.org and https://wle.cgiar.org/maris
IWMI Nepal - World Water Day 2017
At IWMI Nepal, we ask questions, share knowledge, and challenge assumptions to dig deeper into our fragile water supply…today and everyday. World Water Day 2017. Music: Awel by stefsax (c) copyright 2006. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://ccmixter.org/files/stefsax/7785
Participatory Gender Training Documentary – Experiences from Nepal
How do we generate critical discussion of gender norms, roles and relations in rural communities? This documentary follows community mobilizers in Far Western Nepal as they facilitate trainings based on the ‘Participatory training for rural community groups’ manual. Visit the manual’s website to download and learn more: https://wle.cgiar.org/solutions/participatory-gender-training-community-groups
Participatory Gender Training - Trailer
Trailer for IWMI and WLE’s new documentary following the progress of community mobilizers in western Nepal implementing a participatory gender training. Full documentary: https://youtu.be/ir0snUnE4mc Check out the training manual: https://wle.cgiar.org/solutions/participatory-gender-training-community-groups
Launching the Digo Jal Bikas Project
In October 2016, IWMI researchers and various stakeholders gathered to layout, present, and collect feedback on their new USAID “Sustainable, just and productive water resources development in western Nepal” project, nicknamed “Digo Jal Bikas” Project Website: http://djb.iwmi.org
Far West Nepal’s Drying Springs
IWMI and its partners are stepping in to uncover the truth about the rapidly drying springs in Far West Nepal. Read more about the project: http://www.bcrwme.gov.np/ IWMI’s work in Nepal: http://www.iwmi.org/regions/asia/south-asia-region/nepal/
Crocodiles and Collaboration in Nepal
IWMI researchers are meeting with partners across the study basins of their new USAID project, nicknamed Digo Jal Bikas. Project website: http://djb.iwmi.org/ IWMI’s work in Nepal: http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/regions/asia/south-asia-region/nepal/