The International Conference on "Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia” is being held from 3-6 December 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Hindu Kush Himalaya is the source of 10 major river systems in Asia that provide water, ecosystem services, and livelihoods to more than 210 million people. The region holds and distributes water for more than 1.3 billion people—a fifth of the world’s population—living in downstream river basins. Climate change and other drivers of change have already begun to impact the region’s ecosystems and communities through an increasing vulnerability and exposure to natural disasters such as floods, droughts, and landslides.
To address these issues ICIMOD jointly with the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Population and Environment and with support from the European Union, is organizing this international conference that brings together more than 200 experts from around the globe to promote ecosystem based adaptation strategies to build resilience.