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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,
The region has high hydropower potential, but the changing climate and likely changes in the hydrological regime may pose a risk to future hydropower development. The changing probabilities and magnitudes of extreme events can place an additional
China, is changing fast. Infrastructure development is keeping pace with increasing demands made
The study shows that the HKH remains energy-poor, with more than 80% of rural households still reliant on traditional solid biomass fuel for cooking and heating. This is causing enormous damage to the environment, triggering widespread harm to human
Urbanization is leading to water scarcity for millions of people in the growing cities of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. The massive river systems that supply the water for a range of daily needs, from drinking water to electricity generation, can’t
The spate of deadly disasters in the past 10 years stands testimony to the region’s vulnerability, especially that of isolated and often impoverished mountain communities.
Second Workshop on HKH Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP)
2013 Monsoon Floods in Nepal and India: What happened and what could have been done?
Too Much or Too Little Water in the Himalayas
The earthquake caused several secondary geo-hazards. More than 3,000 landslides occurred in the steep mountains and hills throughout the earthquake affected zone, posing additional risk to people and infrastructure (ICIMOD, 2015a).
Discussing a number of lessons learnt, this series of articles argue for a holistic approach to disaster preparedness and recovery, mainly focusing on the significance of livelihoods recovery. The authors also highlight the importance of cooperation
Dr Shobhakar Dhakal is an Associate Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. His areas of expertize are in energy and climate change mitigation policies and modeling and on urbanization/cities and climate change.
Discussing a number of lessons learnt, these series of articles argue for a holistic approach to disaster preparedness and recovery, mainly focusing on the significance of livelihoods recovery. The authors also highlight the importance of
Within the framework of the global SERVIR program, the overall objective of SERVIR-HKH is to increase sustainable use of Earth observation information and geospatial technology in development decision-making in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.
Regional cooperation key to sustaining eco-friendly development in the fragile Hindu Kush Himalayas
On 5 August 2014, two experts from ICIMOD joined other teams from the Disaster Preparedness Network-Nepal (DPNET) to conduct a one day field visit to the landslide dam site at Jure for rapid assessment of the landslide, landslide dam, and the newly
risk to settlements and infrastructures. This is where knowledge and specialized institutions can play a critical role by providing geo-information to
Writeshop kicks off Koshi Basin Programme research study