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The Expert Consultation Workshop on Improving Flood Risk Management in Bihar was organised by the Water Resources Department (WRD) of Bihar 18-19 February in Patna with support from the World Bank. International experts on flood forecasting, senior

global population. With an area coverage of four million square kilometres, the Hindu Kush Himalayan region provides home to

High-value mountain products promote sustainable livelihoods

A HI-AWARE team, together with local partners, undertook field visits to the Teesta and Gandaki basins in Nepal and India in the first quarter of 2015 to identify potential study sites as well as the major issues playing out in those sites.

The Himalayas: Upstream but Downwind

The focus of the training will be on the use of 30-meter elevation SRTM-2 datasets, which are freely and publicly available, and are extremely valuable for addressing critical issues impacted by Earth’s topography, including water flow, heavy


HI-AWARE Researchers Learn about Climate Vulnerability Issues in the Nepal Part of the Gandak Basin

In recent years Nepal has been increasingly plagued by air pollution. We cough through the dry season while days with clear views of the Himalayas become rarer. Several obvious domestic sources contribute, including open fires, vehicles, cook

on Ecotourism in Protected Areas opens in Myanmar 19 May 2015 ICIMOD evaluates the hazards of upper Langtang Valley 18 May 2015 Impact of Nepal Earthquake 2015 on Langthang Valley 15 May 2015 A preliminary assessment of potential lower

World Environment Day 2014

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is prone to natural hazards. Climate change and its impacts exacerbate this susceptibility. Floods and flash floods are major natural hazards in the HKH and are catastrophic to downstream communities. Many rivers and

Scoping REDD+ site in Myanmar

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