Working Paper

Working Paper, 2018

Adaptation needs and options contain a wide variety of interventions, reflecting their multi-faceted nature. The study identified elements of successful adaptation measures and criteria for evaluating them for which the method of Multi- Criteria Analysis (MCA) was used. Participatory methods such as focus group discussions and interviews with key informants were included. District level workshops were organized to collate data and information.

Working Paper, 2018

Enhancing the capacity to adapt to climate change impacts has become a critical challenge for the developing countries. This article therefore analyzes the legal and policy aspects and institutional structure of water resource management in Nepal. Policy and institutional analysis approach is used in the research as it offers a more comprehensive framework for thinking water governance issues.

Working Paper, 2018

The purpose of the paper was to review selected agricultural water management technologies positioned as climate smart agriculture (CSA), in South Asia. Using the Delphi process, we shortlisted three technologies for the review: zero tillage (ZT), solar-powered irrigation pumps (SPIPs), and micro-irrigation (MI). The technologies were then evaluated on their climate smart aspects. Our analysis found that introduction of climate smart technologies leads to a rise in productivity, water, and energy savings at field level. If we extend the analysis from the field to the basin level, we observe that widespread adoption of such technologies may increase water and energy consumption, thereby offsetting the initial efficiency gains of climate smart technologies. We also found a lack of rigorous impact assessment of these technologies, indicating scope for more internally valid evaluation methodologies.

Working Paper, 2018

This working paper highlights the cases of climate change adaptation taking place in the Hunza, Soan basin, and Chaj Doab region of the Indus basin in Pakistan.

Working Paper, 2018

This situational analysis report summarizes the socio-economic condition of people and ecosystems of the Teesta basin

Working Paper, 2017

The Indus River is the 8th longest river in the world. It originates in the Tibetan Plateau and flows across the entire length of Pakistan.

Working Paper, 2017

This document discusses and provides a rationale behind the concept of ‘critical climate-stress moments’ in the context of weather variability and climate change (hereafter: critical moments).

Working Paper, 2017

This situation analysis of the Gandaki Basin focuses on the opportunities and challenges for livelihood strategies and adaptive capacity of people in the Gandaki basin by analysing climate trends, literature review and detailing of field visits within the study site.

Working Paper, 2017

This report presents the findings of a situational analysis conducted in the upper parts of the Ganga basin to highlight critical sectors and the effect climate change has on them.

Working Paper, 2017

The querulous nature of transboundary water governance is as old as the concept and practice of transboundary water management. This narrative review attempts to provide a justification for a pragmatic approach to transboundary water governance that goes beyond the dialectics of conflict and cooperation, particularly for countries in the HKH