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11 posts tagged with "Himalayas"


Bagmati River Festival 2017 — Collaborating to Bring Relief to Flood Victims of Nepal

By Sanu Maiya Maharjan, Friends of Bishnumati, Bagmati River Waterkeeper Affiliate A festival with a purpose — Nepal Waterkeepers bring relief to victims of the floods that affected nearly half of the country’s districts. On August 19, more than 7000 people gathered on the bank of the Bagmati River to celebrate the Bagmati River Festival ...


A Bright Future for Bhutan

“Where we live must be clean, safe, organized, and beautiful, for national integrity, national pride, and for our bright future.  This too is nation building.” – His Majesty, The King of Bhutan The Kingdom of Bhutan possesses incredible natural resources like rushing waters, green forested land, and crisp mountain air.  An ethic of natural resource ...

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Waterkeepers Unite on the Rivers of Nepal

Written with contributions from Brett VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper, and Christine Ellis, Deputy Director of Waccamaw Riverkeeper In April 2015, a devastating earthquake shook Nepal and took over 8,000 lives.  At the time, one Waterkeeper Organization was in Nepal. Bagmati River Waterkeeper Mausam Khanal, his organizational leader Megh Ale (now the Karnali River Waterkeeper), and their ...

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Waterkeepers Unite Around the World

Waterkeeper Alliance supports an incredible group of 314 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates, throughout 35 countries, spanning 6 continents. The Waterkeeper movement’s commitment to clean water is unwavering every day, but World Water Day provides a chance to highlight the goal that brings us all together: drinkable, fishable, swimmable water everywhere. The theme of this year’s ...

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Will This Wild, Secret Himalayan River Be Dammed?

The Karnali River – Nepal’s biggest and last free-flowing river, and the sacred headwaters of the Ganges – is threatened by a massive dam Megh Ale (pronounce “Ah-lay”) is a patient man. His eyes twinkle, the corners of which turn up into a soft smile almost all the time. He used to be a monk ...

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Naropa 2016: A Call to Action to Protect Himalayan Waterways

With all of the negative energy, fake news, trolling, hate speech and more invading our daily lives, it is refreshing to take some time to focus on people who are working together to create positive change. Just a few months ago, I was in Ladakh, India. A small Waterkeeper team had traveled to the Himalayas ...


Inspiration In The Year Of The Monkey

Earlier this month, Waterkeeper Alliance’s Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Sharon Khan, and I traveled to remote Ladakh, India in the northern reaches of this beautiful and expansive country. Our trip coincided with the festival of Naropa, a Buddhist celebration that occurs once every 12 years in the year of the Monkey. For this event, His Holiness ...

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Testing for Pollution on Climate Stressed Rivers in Ladakh

This piece was co-written with Cheryl Nenn, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, and Christine Ellis, Waccamaw Riverkeeper. By July 19, after days of traveling, our team had all arrived in Ladakh, India, tired but excited to train a growing network of Waterkeepers in the Himalayas.  This Waterkeeper training was part of Waterkeeper Alliance’s Himalayan Water Project, in partnership ...

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His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, Live to Love International and Waterkeeper Alliance Launch Himalayan Initiative to Protect the Waters of Ladakh and Himalayas

Building a movement to gather data necessary to combat the impacts of climate change on the, the Himalayas, the world’s largest freshwater resource LADAKH, INDIA – July 20, 2016 – Waterkeeper Alliance, in partnership with Live to Love International and Himalayan Glacier Waterkeeper, founded by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, head of the Buddhist Drukpa Lineage, ...

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At the Sacred Rooftop of the World with Himalayan Glacier Waterkeeper

This piece was co-written with Cheryl Nenn, Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Flying over some of the world’s most spectacular and impossible mountain terrain, Cheryl Nenn, veteran Milwaukee Riverkeeper, and I have arrived in Leh, Ladakh, India, home of Himalayan Glacier Waterkeeper and its 20 Affiliates.  As chair of our Waterkeeper Support Committee that vets new Waterkeeper proposals, Cheryl ...