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ICIMOD along with key government organizations in the water supply sector was invited by the President of Nepal, Right Honorable Bidhya Devi Bhandari to a consultation meeting regarding the deteriorating water scarcity situation in many parts of
The samples collected were kept frozen until they were brought down to a lower elevation and melted samples were filtered immediately. The deposition of snow collected in the filter which will be sent to the laboratory in Institute of Tibetan
For many, mountains evoke powerful emotions with their breathtaking landscapes that inspire wonder. Mountains cover nearly 27% of the world’s land surface and directly support 22% of the world’s people. They serve as water towers to the world,
in The Kathmandu Post Mitigating Flooding and Drought through Data for Decision-Making 24 Oct 2017, Published in Earthzine Emerging from fear: Flood-control interventions in Mahottari 30 Sep 2017, Published in UNDP
Challenges of Climate Change in the Mountains Highlighted in Cancun
Raising the voice of the mountains at UNFCCC COP 20
The SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI), an apex body of private sector in South Asia, realises that climate change triggered water scarcity and natural disasters may pose serious threats for human life and livelihoods...
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,
2013 Monsoon Floods in Nepal and India: What happened and what could have been done?
Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) Conference
By the mid-monsoon, flash floods of Bhote Koshi had already swept away more than 65 houses and placed 200 more at risk. With rains becoming heavier, further damage was expected.
Studies show that using more efficient technologies, mainly during the firing of bricks, can reduce pollutant emissions by 10–50%, depending on the process, scale and fuel used. The Brick Production Initiative (BPI) of the Climate and Clean Air
Countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, like Nepal, are highly susceptible 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
The 2015 Gorkha earthquake and its repeated aftershocks not only triggered thousands of landslides, but also weakened the soil and destabilized Nepal’s steep slopes. The 2015 monsoon was anticipated to further weaken the slopes and trigger