First UIBN–India Chapter Workshop

Bridging and strengthening science–socioeconomic understanding in the Upper Indus Basin


The Upper Indus Basin Network (UIB-N) is a voluntary and informal knowledge and research network of national and international researchers working in the Indus basin. It aims to foster coordination and collaboration among organizations working in the Upper Indus Basin (UIB) for improved understanding of present and future water availability, demand, and hazards and to develop gender-sensitive solutions for all the stakeholders. Under the aegis of ICIMOD, Nepal, the UIBN covers the Indus basin areas of Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan. Given climate change and related global, regional, and local impacts, this basin, which comprises distinct riparian regions, faces various issues such as water stress and declining agricultural productivity. 

The UIB-N consists of six Technical Working Groups (TWGs) under country chapters. The Upper Indus Basin Network India Chapter (UIBN–IC) aims to promote collaboration among government and non-government institutions, academia, and the private sector to understand issues related to climate change, water availability, disasters, and sustainable development. This collaborative platform will provide an understanding of cross-cutting concerns and regional challenges and foster coordination among researchers working in the UIB region.