Multi-scale integrated river basin management program
Ten large Asian river basins (the Amu Darya, Indus, Tarim, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Irrawaddy, Salween, Mekong, Yangtze, and Yellow) originate in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) region. They supply water to more than 1.3 billion people, a fifth of the world’s population, providing the means for food and energy production, livelihoods and a range of other crucial social and environmental services.
There is a need for Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) in the HKH basins. Building on previous training and the Resource Book developed by ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development), this training program seeks to support individuals from across the HKH region, situated in Government and Non-Government roles, to build their understanding of IRBM and their capacity to positively influence RBM in their work.