HighNoon Workshop on 'Glacier, Snow Melt and Runoff in the Himalayas'


The EU-FP7 project HighNoon, with the support of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the British Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), organises a Trans-Himalayan workshop on "Glacier, Snow Melt and Runoff in the Himalayas" on 6–7 February 2012, at ICIMOD in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The two-days workshop aims at bringing together regional and international researchers, government administration and donor agencies to discuss the current state of cryospheric and glacio-hydrologic research in the wider Hindu Kush – Himalayan region. More specifically, the workshop is intended to address the state of current knowledge on the consequences of ongoing climatic changes on glaciers, snow melt and runoff and to identify the most important gaps in knowledge where action will be most needed in the future. Based on the outcome of the workshop, the organizers will produce a status report and address initial issues. In April/Mai 2012, ICIMOD organises an 'International Conference on Cryosphere of the Hindu Kush – Himalayas: State of the Knowledge' and the 'Hindu Kush - Himalayan Cryosphere Data Sharing Policy Workshop' on a five days long event, which takes up the outcomes of the workshop in February 2012 to discuss the implementation of plans and develop strategies for the future.

Further information, a preliminary programme and the pre-registration form for the workshop can be found on the webpage http://www.eu-highnoon.org/workshopkathmandu2012. Pre-registration as soon as possible or before 15 January is much appreciated.