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and hydrologists to the glacial lakes and villages of Lunana Gewog. Accompanied by ten helpers and

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is one of the most dynamic, diverse, and complex mountain systems in the world, providing fresh water resources to more than 210 million people in the mountains and 1.3 billion people downstream.

ICIMOD shares results of glacial lakes studies

With warming in the HKH being higher than the global average (ICIMOD, 2007), climate induced natural hazards are likely to be exacerbated, including severe glacial melting and the formation of glacial lakes and, GLOFs.


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GLOF Risk Assessment in the HKH


Flash flood in Nepal causes loss of life and property

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New Reports Identify Impacts of Climate Change on World’s Highest Mountains

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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) through its Cryosphere Initiative hosted the first International Glacier Symposium (IGS) in Kathmandu. The week-long event took place from 1 to 6 March, 2015...

Samjwal Ratna Bajracharya