Himalayan Adaptation Network

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Jammu & Kashmir uttarakhand Sikkim Arunachal pradesh Nagaland Manipur Mizoram Tripura Meghalaya Assam West Bengal Source: National Mission on Himalayan Studies

Case Study

State-level Workshop

IUCN organised State-level Workshop on Building Resilient Himalayan Environment and Community in Him

Community workshop on organic farming

IUCN organises community workshop on organic farming for farmers in Uttarakhand, India

Policy Papers

Climate change and tourism

Sustainability of Tourism in IHR under Climate Change – Analyses of Policy Options

Mitigating biodiversity impacts of new sports venues

In-depth guidance on how to integrate biodiversity considerations in the development of a new venue


REDD+ in Nepal

REDD+ in Nepal: Experiences from the REDD Readiness Phase

Inventory and Revival of Springs

Inventory and Revival of Springs in the Himalayas for Water Security

Technology Brief

Revival of Traditional Watermills

Revival of Traditional Watermills in Indian Himalaya. The Technology is low cost and simple to adopt

Technology gives traditional water mills

Simple modification in traditional gharat to its design have made it 40 per cent more efficient


Spring-fed rivers in the Indian Himalayas drying up

Mountains Are Calling Presents: The Himalayan Farm Project

NDMA INDIA Earthquake Preparedness Films

Film on the role of dams in the June 2013 floods of Uttarakhand.

Message from IUCN India Country Representative

The Himalayas, youngest and highest Mountain Ranges, referred to as the ‘Water Towers of Asia’ are the source of some of Asia’s major rivers and also help to regulate our planet’s climate. They are also rich repositories of biodiversity and providers of ecosystem goods and services on which downstream communities, both regional and global, sustain. Himalayas are lifeline for inhabitants but also billions of people downstream. What Future We Want will be determined by Himalayas of Future.

It gives me great pleasure in introducing a knowledge sharing platform, “Himalayan Adaptation Network”, which will focus on establishing a network to develop and share successful strategies. IUCN’s Himalayan Adaptation Network is an online digital repository of case studies, policy paper, publications, Technology briefs and videos resources related to the Indian Himalayas. The purpose of this platform is to facilitate the scaling up of effective strategies in the Himalayas. I hope this platform of Knowledge Resource pool will facilitate the practitioners, policy makers, communities, researchers and other key actors in shaping a better future for Himalayas and everyone.

Dr. Vivek Saxena, IFS

Coping with Uncertainties

Under the umbrella of the National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS), the Coping with Uncertainties (CwU) project is implemented by IUCN to address critical impacts of climate change on water, energy, livelihoods, and biodiversity, as well as to build climate resilient strategies for reducing communities and ecosystem vulnerabilities in the Indian Himalayan region (IHR) through the landscape approach.

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Himalayan Adaptation Network

A fundamental prerequisite for climate adaptation is knowledge, be it technological or ecological. Although this knowledge exists in abundance, actors on-the-ground do not have sufficient access. To provide adequate knowledge for designing and implementing climate change adaptation measures, IUCN is establishing an adaptation network which will primarily focus on climate change adaptation in the Himalayan region. The aim of developing this network is to build climate change resilient and sustainable human systems and ecosystems through the mobilization of knowledge.

To participate, please write to us at iucn.cwu@gmail.com