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Many records indicate that the trend of rising temperatures is more significant in mountain regions than adjacent lowlands. Climate models also suggest that the future will bring greater temperature increase and more erratic precipitation.
of change at play, including climate change. The impacts of these changes challenge the resilience of natural and human capacities and
current and future impact of climate change on water availability in the Hindu Kush Himalaya is a great concern, and is important to understand for better planning of water resources. Hydrological models provide insight into different parts of the
The adverse impacts of environmental shocks and stressors will be disproportionately high in developing countries, especially among the poor and vulnerable populations. People will respond to these impacts with a combination of in-situ and ex-situ
particularly vulnerable to climate change. The high peaks of the Himalayas are a vast storehouse of water in frozen form, with the world’s greatest concentration of
During the 23rd edition of the South Asia’s Tourism and Travel Show (SATTE) 2016 by the United Nations World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development took part in the perspectives business session
The Indus River Basin is shared by four countries Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan, with the largest portions of the basin lying in Pakistan (52%) and India (33%). The main river originates at Lake Ngangla Rinco on the Tibetan Plateau in the
Silwal presented a poster on the ‘Application of CORDEX Ensemble to Simulate Climate Change Impacts on Flow Regime in the Upper Chamkhar Catchment, Bhutan’ during a session for Current and future HydroClimate Changes.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) identifies drought as one of the major Climate risks in south Asia. The report projects that Climate change will affect food security by the middle of the 21st
models provide opportunities to understand the future climate evolution, including the trends and variabilities. General Circulation models (GCMs) indicate that rising concentrations of greenhouse gases will have significant implications on
Norwegian Government and ICIMOD launch wide-ranging Climate and Development programmes in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region
is organising its second regional training on ‘Spatial Process on Hydrology (SPHY) model’ from 14 to 18 December 2015. SPHY model is developed using the best available components of existing
Regional Training on “Glacio-Hydrological Modelling using the SPHY Model”
the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate was held in Wellington, New Zealand, from 12 to 17 February 2017. The symposium brought together renowned glaciologists from around the world to discuss and share research findings on
The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) Partnership for Sustainable Mountain Development was launched during a ministerial-level panel discussion organized on 24 May 2016 on the sidelines of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2) in Nairobi, Kenya,
on ‘Glacio-hydrological modelling using the SPHY model’ was organized from 14–18 December 2015 by ICIMOD under the Indus Basin Initiative. The training was a follow-up to the first training course in 2014 and included newly
The certification programme seeks to build knowledge and capacity in local leaders, with a particular focus to assist poor and marginalized communities in preparing for future disasters.
Developing countries, especially poor and vulnerable populations in these countries, are disproportionately bearing the adverse impacts of environmental shocks and stressors. People are responding to these impacts with a mix of in-situ and ex-situ
Nepal is going through a phase of economic development, and consequently, a lot of water resources projects are being planned and constructed. Unfortunately, the country still takes the conventional project-by-project approach to development, which
remote, and fragile regions where local populations live in poverty. Managing ecosystems in the region