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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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averts flood by draining glacial lake near Mt Qomulangma 29 Nov 2016 Water level drops 3.4m! Nepal averts flood by draining glacial lake near Mt Qomulangma 29 Nov 2016 Water level drops 3.4m! Nepal averts flood by draining glacial lake

averts flood by draining glacial lake near Mt Qomulangma 29 Nov 2016 Water level drops 3.4m! Nepal averts flood by draining glacial lake near Mt Qomulangma 29 Nov 2016 Water level drops 3.4m! Nepal averts flood by draining glacial lake

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GLOF Risk Assessment in the HKH

Flash flood in Nepal causes loss of life and property

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

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in SciDev.Net Nepal Drains Glacial Lake Near Everest To Avert Risk Of Disastrous Flood 31 Oct 2016, Published in NDTV, Indo-Asian News Service Nepal drains dangerous Glacial lake near Mount Everest 31 Oct 2016, Published in The Times of

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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...

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