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Springs-the hidden sources of mountain water security in Pakistan

By : Salar Saeed

07 Jun 2017: Springs in Murree Kahuta and Kotli Satian are the main sources of water for a large number of communities. The PARC tema conducted studies to determine the status and hydrogeology of springs in both locations.
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Irrigation schemes get a breath of fresh air in Pakistan

By : Zeeshan Tahir Virk

25 May 2017: In Pakistan, HI-AWARE seeks to revive abandoned irrigation schemes provided by the government, by introducing low cost solar-powered pumps.
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Preserving tradition by adapting to the modern in Pakistan

By : Ali Kamran

15 May 2017: Through evaluation of the changing climate within the Soan River Basin, researchers assess the state of dug wells in the region and suggest alternatives to small farmers.
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Giving dugwells a new lease of life with solar powered pumps in the Soan Basin, Pakistan

By : Muhammad Khalid Jamil

15 May 2017: This blog recounts the steps that led to the successful implementation of solar powered pumps at the HI-AWARE PARC site in Chakri.
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Developing Community-based Fruit Nursery in High-altitude Areas of Pakistan

By : Sultan Ishaq

07 May 2017: The communities of Upper Hunza, reside in a challenging terrain with harsh climatic conditions. In such conditions, viable forms of livelihoods are necessary. Sultan Ishaq writes about PARC's one such intervention of a livelihood means at its study site in Gircha.
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Waist-high in Wastewater

By : Nuvodita Singh

22 Mar 2017: On World Water Day 2017, Nuvodita Singh writes on a novel solution where waste is kept out of the water with the introduction of eco-san toilets in West Champaran, Bihar.
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Women’s vulnerabilities to extreme climate events in Pakistan

By : Amir Fahim

20 Mar 2017: In this article written on the eve of International Women's Day, the challenges that women are facing in Pakistan with respect to climate change. Bringing women to the forefront in issues of health and well-being and educating them about climate impacts remains a challenge for the region.
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Reviving the dying tradition of dug wells in Potohar

By : Ali Kamran

23 Jan 2017: Younger Pakistani farmers prefer using electrical or diesel pumping systems compared to the traditional Persian-wheel system. But when they face electricity shortage, what are the possible solutions?
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No more blackouts?

By : Mandira Singh Shrestha

18 Jan 2017: A change in leadership within the Nepal Electric Authority has also led to a change in energy transmitted to households in the country..
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The need to work together for better climate change adaptation in Nepal

By : Binod Parajuli

19 Oct 2016: Binod Parajuli, selected as a Climate Tracker for the 5th APAN conference in Sri Lanka, describes the need for coordinated efforts from civil society, intergovernmental organisations and other empowered agencies, for adaptation work in Nepal.
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