Nepal suffers another winter drought

Climate impact: 8 of last 12 winters had prolonged drought affecting agriculture and sparking wildfires

Missing pieces of the hydropower jigsaw

Hydroelectricity supply will soon catch up with demand, and focus is shifting to reservoirs to store energy and regulate water

Sonia Awale

Small is bountiful

New book on Nepal’s hydropower shows building capacity was more important than building infrastructure

Bikash Pandey

Nepal's hydropower goes international

At Scottish trade fair, Nepali companies showcased their expertise in building hydroelectric plants around the world

Balance of Power

The 'hydro' in hydropower is strategically more important than electricity for Nepal

Sonia Awale

Nepal’s curse of the white gold

Rasuwa villagers say they are yet to see promised economic bonanza from hydropower projects on their river

Geopolitics of Nepal’s rivers

India edges China out of Nepal’s river projects as water becomes a strategic commodity

Securing Nepal’s electric future

The country is set to increase hydropower generation eightfold, but risks wasting the power

Climate-smarter Himalayan infrastructure

In June 2021, a massive debris flow on the Melamchi River killed at least 30 people, submerged settlements, and nearly destroyed Nepal’s...

Sonia Awale

The geopolitics of Nepal’s water and electricity

A rapidly warming atmosphere is melting Himalayan glaciers, changing the seasonal flow of water in Nepal’s rivers, and increasing the interest of downstream India...