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1 Mar 2020 Press releases
High and dry: New study warns of looming water insecurity in Himalayan towns

Press release for immediate release High and dry: New study warns of looming water insecurity in Himalayan towns March 1, 2020, ...

20 Dec 2019 Press releases
In service of mountains and people

Breaker of taboos Didar Ali, one of the founding members of the Bulbulik Heritage Centre in Gulmit, Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan, has dedicated himself to ...

9 Dec 2019 Press releases
Scientists Rank World’s Most Important, Most Threatened Mountain Water Towers

Research provides new insight on mountain glacier–derived water resource systems, impacting up to 1.9 billion people globally December 9, 2019 — ...

24 Sep 2019 KDKH
Country Chapter for the Koshi Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Hub to be developed

A recent UNESCAP disaster risk-focused report has identified transboundary river basins in South Asia as disaster hotspots. One such area ...

30 Jul 2019 SERVIR-HKH
Regional drought outlook system for South Asia launched

Droughts do not harm immediately. Their impact on lives and productive assets is gradual, which is perhaps why they do ...

14 Jun 2019 Press releases
Managing the shifts in shifting cultivation

Saraswat also cautioned against a narrow sectoral approach. The transitions must be enabled by research and development that is contextual, ...

10 Jun 2019 Press releases
The heritage gap

Currently, there are only 17 inscribed World Heritage sites in a region covering eight countries, four Global Biodiversity Hotspots, and ...

4 Feb 2019 Press releases
Landmark study: Two-degree temperature rise could melt half of glaciers in Hindu Kush Himalaya region, destabilizing Asia’s rivers

“This is the climate crisis you haven’t heard of,” said Philippus Wester of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development ...