The aim of the ASSESS-HKH research work is to develop tools for ecological river assessment. The tools will jointly be designed by European partners, who provide the experience from recent research activities, and Asian partners, who provide the knowledge about Asian river catchments and their management necessities. The evolved environmental monitoring tools will serve citizens and scientists of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region and will provide scientific basis for policy recommendation, transnational water resource planning, and ecosystem management.

(see also »  Progress: Standardized sampling procedure)