Hydro-Politics and Watershed Management in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin

Reducing Glacial-Lake Outburst Hazards in the Khumbu Himal

Bridge Over the River Karnali
Just as topping Nepal's Mount Everest requires great stamina from mountain climbers, building the Karnali River Bridge in a remote region of western Nepal required six years...

Draining Himalayan Glacial Lakes Before They Burst
Glacial lakes are a common feature of the Himalaya in general and the Khumbu Himal region of eastern Nepal in particular. Some of these glacial lakes are naturally unstable because of...

Wind Effects and Countermeasures During Erection of a Cable-stayed Bridge
The cable-stayed bridge over the Karnali River in the Kingdom of Nepal was completed in 1992. Extensive wind tunnel testing indicated the likely wind response during construction. Several...

Impacts of Low Flows on the Alluvial Rivers of the Southwest Region of Bangladesh
The Ganges River, which flows out of China through Nepal and India and finally into Bangladesh, has been subjected to continuous scrutiny as conflicts regarding the diversion of water...

Availability Analysis of Irrigation Systems for Improved Management
Availability of an irrigation system is defined as the ratio of time of successful system operation to total desired operation time. Operation is successful when the flow rate of water...

Promoting Private Irrigation Development: The Irrigation Sector Program Experience in Nepal
In 1988, Nepal embarked on development of an Irrigation Sector Program. The key ingredients of the program are direct farmer participation in irrigation development and establishment of...

Causes and Possible Control Measures of Flood in Bangladesh
Intensity and frequency of occurrence of devastating floods in Bangladesh have increased significantly over the past two decades. Large scale deforestation in the upstream reaches of Ganges,...

Sediment Yield and Mean Annual Discharge from Watersheds in the Indian Subcontinent
Measurements of sediment deposition in reservoirs located in the Indian subcontinent (India, Nepal, Pakistan) indicate that the rate of sedimentation is much higher than predicted during...

Debris Torrents in Nepal and Use of Reliability Engineering Concepts During Redesign of River Works
Debris torrents, generated by cloudbursts and by glacier lake outbursts, occur frequently in the Nepal Himalaya. A simple fault tree analysis is applied to the destruction of a diversion...

 

 

 

 

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