News posts tagged "Nepal"

Unlocking clean green economic development in Nepal

Friday, 14 February, 2020

Senior parliamentarians and business leaders from Nepal have visited South Australia at the invitation of Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal, to explore opportunities in agriculture with a focus on water as an enabler to new agribusiness and the adoption of Australian quality assurance standards.

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Enhancing regional development through negotiation

Thursday, 30 January, 2020

Energy and water are critical to the economic development of Nepal, the success of which is highly dependent on win-win transboundary water agreements between India and Nepal, and intra-regional energy agreements which incentivise investment in energy security. This understanding prompted the Government of Nepal to highlight capacity development in water and energy negotiation as a priority initiative, at the Nepal-Australia Joint Advisory Committee on Water Resources Management.

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Equity in water sharing – a key focus at World Water Week

Thursday, 5 September, 2019

In Stockholm last week, World Water Week opened with a call for action in addressing the inequity in how water is managed, and came to a close with speakers urging everyone to take the water crisis and global warming more seriously.

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Engagement and inclusiveness for impactful research

Thursday, 5 September, 2019

Research impact can be enhanced through gender inclusiveness, especially in international development priority areas where inclusive approaches have been historically constrained by culture, gender equity and other barriers.

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Federations sharing the water journey

Thursday, 22 August, 2019

When it comes to water sharing powers in a federation, Nepal and Australia have much in common. Delegates from the Government of Nepal have visited Australia in their journey to adopt modern water policy, based on integrated water resource management principles, and water law at federal and provincial levels.

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SA visit inspires Nepal’s agricultural development agenda

Thursday, 11 July, 2019

Nepal’s appetite to develop its agricultural sector by drawing upon proven Australian approaches and systems, is fast growing. South Australia provides an opportunity to support Nepal’s ambitious national development agenda through world leading agricultural research, water management, horticulture and viticulture.

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New approach to water policy and legislation in Nepal

Thursday, 2 May, 2019

Ongoing cooperation between Nepal and Australia through the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio initiative on water policy and legislation reached a new milestone this week through two key workshops in Kathmandu, attended by the Australian Ambassador to Nepal, HE Pete Budd.

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Foresight for food systems in South Asia

Thursday, 7 March, 2019

More than 50 participants from Bangladesh, India and Nepal convened in Kathmandu, Nepal on 11-14 February, to explore key impacts and future trends for food systems, at both local and regional levels.

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Improving water resources management in Afghanistan

Wednesday, 6 February, 2019

Leading water managers from Afghanistan, including the Director General of Kabul River Basin, met in Nepal this week to participate in a high level water resources management training programme.

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New collaboration with Asian Confluence

Thursday, 24 January, 2019

ICE WaRM is looking forward to collaborating on future projects with India based organisation, Asian Confluence.

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End of year message 2018

Thursday, 20 December, 2018

It has been an exciting year for ICE WaRM!
Looking back, I am delighted with the quality and range of local and international water capacity development programmes we have delivered. Our staff and partners have worked hard to create these opportunities for our alumni and the outcomes for the partners and institutions we support.

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Deconflicting cultural water flow

Monday, 15 October, 2018

Scientific study is urgently needed to understand the cultural flow requirements of the Bhilangana river basin in India so that existing and future conflicts can be avoided.

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Australia partnering with Nepal to improve water resources management

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

The Nepal Australia Joint Advisory Committee has agreed to continue the bilateral partnership that is currently concentrating on river basin planning, ecosystem management, and exchange about water management policy options.

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New partnership supports ten largest river systems in Asia

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

ICE WaRM has signed a new partnership agreement with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), providing a significant opportunity to work collaboratively to support equitable and sustainable use of water for people in the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

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Alumna journey from Kathmandu to Denmark

Tuesday, 3 July, 2018

ICE WaRM is delighted to acknowledge one of our Alumni, Ms Sanjina Upadhyay, who has recently completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide and been appointed to a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Aarhus University in Denmark.

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Call for an Evergreen Evolution

Saturday, 5 May, 2018

The majority of the world’s irrigated area lies in Asia and more than 80% of water withdrawals are used for irrigation. For this reason, the need to improve the productivity of irrigation to ensure a sufficient supply of food, fibre and fuel for tomorrow’s population, is increasingly imperative.

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Young professionals address ‘Basin Futures’ in Asia

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018

Young professionals working in the irrigation sector were very enthusiastic about participating in a one-day training programme which was held at the beginning of the ICID 8th Asian Regional Conference in Nepal.

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Policy innovation assists reform and strengthens collaboration

Monday, 30 April, 2018

The Nepal-Australia Joint Advisory Committee on Water Resources Management recently met in Nepal to review current projects and explore new opportunities. ICE WaRM convenes this meeting between Nepal and Australia as part of its contribution to the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP).

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What a fantastic year!

Monday, 18 December, 2017

Looking back on 2017, I am delighted at the quality and range of domestic and international water capacity development programmes that ICE WaRM has delivered. It is a wonderful testament to the hard work of our staff and partners who have created these opportunities for our alumni and the outcomes for the institutions we support.

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Recognising the importance of water in the development of Nepal

Friday, 24 February, 2017

Fieldwork in the Kamala Basin to support basin planning in Nepal starts on Tuesday 28 February. The work programme was agreed today by Nepalese and Australian government officials at the meeting of the Nepal-Australia Joint Advisory Committee on Water Resources Management.

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ICE WaRM and CSIRO support National Water Resources Policy Development in Nepal

Monday, 23 January, 2017

ICE WaRM has been a direct contributor to the development of a new National Water Policy for the Government of Nepal.

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ICE WaRM hosts Nepal visitors

Wednesday, 8 June, 2016

In May 2016 ICE WaRM conducted a study mission in Australia for six high level government officials from Nepal.

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Second Nepal Student Wins International Scholarship

Saturday, 28 July, 2012

The second Nepalese student to win an ICE WaRM international scholarship has started studying in Australia.

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