FutureWater attended this month a workshop organized by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal. Walter Immerzeel presented outcomes of research conducted on the hydrology of the Indus Basin. The oral presentation contributed to the discussion on the sensitivity to climate and environmental changes of basin and the huge size of the population dependent on the water generated from the highlands.
Group photo of experts attending workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal – July 2010
A principal outcome of the workshop was the proposal of priority activities for a long-term Indus Basin Progamme to be implemented by local and international agencies with ICIMOD in a strong facilitating role. It was proposed that an International Steering Committee be established to develop programme details.