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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

The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region has nearly 500 GW hydropower potential, but only a fraction of it has been developed. As countries in the region gear up for increased hydropower production to alleviate energy poverty, they find themselves

The Hindu Kush Himalayas are a hot spot of climate change. There is already evidence of major changes affecting mountain areas, with potentially devastating consequences for hundreds of millions of people in the mountains and downstream. Adaptation

study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World

Strategic Engagement with Corporate Sector Enhanced by Work with SAARC CCI

Migration and Remittances

Disaster risk management

Disaster Risk Reduction

GLOF Risk Assessment in the HKH

The conference, held from 16 to 19 February, brought together more than 80 researchers, policy makers, journalists, and practitioners from the four countries sharing the Indus basin, as well as international experts and representatives of

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

Disaster Risk Reduction

Water Induced Risk

South Asia is home to about 21 percent of the global population, but has only about eight percent of the world’s annual renewable water resources. Population growth and urbanization are major drivers of change and increasing water stress in the

The HUC Academy is an annual intensive programme organized at ICIMOD or a member of the Consortium, providing opportunities for young researchers to engage in cross-disciplinary scholarship. It aims for a new generation of transformational leaders

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

A Geospatial-scenario planning framework for Assessing risks and impacts of forest fire

Much of Nepal and bordering areas of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China were heavily shaken by the moment magnitude 7.8 (7.6 ML, NSC) earthquake on 25 April 25 2015 and its aftershock of moment magnitude 7.3 (USGS; 6.8 ML, NSC). After the two

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

17 April: Successful completion of ‘Space‐based information for disaster preparedness and risk assessment’ training and signing of MoUs