Project Profile

Hydropower development in the context of climate change in the Eastern Himalayas

Duration : December 1, 2014 - December 31, 2016

The culturally- and bio-diverse region of the Eastern Himalayas is vulnerable to climate change, and the target of ambitious hydropower development plans. This project sets out to explore how the impacts of hydropower development will intersect with the effects of climate change. IWMI will contribute to the following research components: 1)understand how different people or groups of people get connected to or disconnected from water and related resources through transformations in hydrosocial networks and the resulting (re-)distribution of water and energy benefits, burdens and risks. 2) Disentangle climate change-hydropower benefits, burdens and risks.

Location(s): Nepal
Project Contact: Clement, Floriane
Donor(s): DFID thru Netherland Org.for Scientific Research
Research Collaborator(s) : Wageningen University and Research Centre,

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI