Resources of UIB field visit

ICIMOD, in collaboration with its partner organizations - Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), WWF-Gilgit Baltistan and the Government of Gilgit Baltistan, organized an Upper Indus Basin (UIB) Expert’s Field Visit to Gilgit Baltistan (GB) in April 2014. A group of forty-five participants from ICIMOD Nepal/Pakistan, EV-K2-CNR, WWF Pakistan, University of Bonn, Karakoram International University, and other Pakistani organizations participated in the field visit.The objectives of the field visit were to: 
  • strengthen collaboration between various actors working in the Upper Indus Basin and develop a framework of UIB research, 
  • understand and relate to the impact of climate change on the GB environment, and  
  • explore options to minimize the adverse impacts. 
Above all, the purpose of the field visit was to learn about the ground reality of the Upper Indus Basin through first-hand observation and to develop a joint research framework for the Upper Indus Basin based on scientific knowledge.