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Mountain Legacy, a Nepal-based NGO, has announced that Peruvian engineer César Augusto Portocarrero Rodríguez will receive the 2017 Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal at the Hotel Tibet International in Boudhanath, Kathmandu, on 11 December

GLOF Risk Assessment in the HKH

In September 2015, Department of Hydro-Met Services (DHMS) engineer Tshering Wangchuk led an eight-member team of geologists, foresters, GIS technicians and hydrologists to the glacial lakes and villages of Lunana Gewog. Accompanied by ten helpers

Disaster risk management

ICIMOD shares results of glacial lakes studies

Study of a satellite image of Tsho Rolpa taken on 17 May – five days after the nearby magnitude 7.3 aftershock – by NASA’s EO-1 satellite, and more recently by the Japan/U.S. instrument ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and

Key Achievements (SDIP I)

Kathmandu Post Feature: GLOF intervention initiatives create safer lives for people in Everest region 30 Nov 2016, Published in China.org.cn Feature: GLOF intervention initiatives create safer lives for people in Everest region 30 Nov

Kathmandu Post Feature: GLOF intervention initiatives create safer lives for people in Everest region 30 Nov 2016, Published in China.org.cn Feature: GLOF intervention initiatives create safer lives for people in Everest region 30 Nov

A community-based flood early warning system (CB-FEWS) is an integrated system of tools and plans to detect and respond to flood emergencies. It’s managed by the communities themselves and, if properly designed and implemented, can make the

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In the early hours of 2 August 2014, a landslide occurred above Jure village, about 1.4 km upstream from the Sun Koshi Hydropower project’s intake site. In an instant, a 1.9 km long slope of land perched 1,350 m above the river bed collapsed,

A three-day training for Bhutanese partners on vulnerability assessment was conducted from 4 to 6 November 2015 at the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) in Thimphu, Bhutan.

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The Koshi Basin Initiative is a collaborative and policy-relevant applied research programme to enhance the regionally coordinated management of the Koshi River basin for the improved wellbeing of local communities and the sustainable use of

The Koshi Basin Initiative is a collaborative and policy-relevant applied research programme to enhance the regionally coordinated management of the Koshi River basin for the improved wellbeing of local communities and the sustainable use of

highly susceptible to geo-hazards posing grave risk to settlements and infrastructures. This is where knowledge and specialized institutions can play a critical role by providing geo-information to

Flash flood in Nepal causes loss of life and property

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2012

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