The Cryosphere Initiative at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), along with its partners, focuses on understanding the importance of the cryosphere for downstream communities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). It aims to share data and knowledge co-produced in the region through its Regional Cryosphere Knowledge Hub.
To develop and implement sustainable cryosphere monitoring in the region, the initiative and its implementing partners in Nepal and Bhutan have established a Cryosphere Monitoring Programme (CMP) to assess cryosphere water resources, cryosphere-related disaster risks, and scenarios for future water availability.
Data Analyzing Skill Development for Nepal Partner
03 Oct 2017
As part of its on-going efforts to build long-term and sustainable cryosphere monitoring in Nepal, two professionals from the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), attended on-job training on processing and analyzing glacier mass balance data at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain developed (ICIMOD) from 24 – 27 July, 2017.
Assessment and monitoring of land cover dynamics are essential for the sustainable management of natural resources, environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, and developing sustainable livelihoods, particularly for the rural communities in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region