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Deteriorating air quality in Nepal and its adverse effects on health and daily activities of the public has drawn the attention of various stakeholders.

Nepal’s growing air pollution crisis requires continuous monitoring of air quality at many locations. This information is needed for public decision making to reduce exposure to hazardous air pollution, to identify the most cost-effective

to inaugurate the Ratna Park Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) Station and the US Embassy AQM System was held on 14 March 2017, organized jointly by the Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain

Air quality

While in recent years we have been choking and coughing through ground-level air pollution, and Himalayan peaks have disappeared behind a regional haze, the larger picture of air pollution may be changing.

available tools for managing air quality in mountainous cities at a session held on the side lines of the 17th IUAPPA World Clean air Congress and

Globalization and climate change have an increasing influence on the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people...

Atmospheric scientists call for collaborative efforts to tackle regional air pollution at Second Annual Regional Atmospheric Science Workshop

The Himalayas: Upstream but Downwind

Press Releases

to increasing emission of air pollutants and greenhouse gases both inside and outside the country. air pollution has reached hazardous level in many parts of the

operation and maintenance of air quality instruments 06 Dec 2016 DFID and ICIMOD come together for cleaner bricks in Nepal 06 Dec 2016 Kailash promoted as a Transboundary Brand at the 14th National Handicraft Trade Fair in Kathmandu 01 Dec 2016

Mountain Geoportal

Nepal International Trade Fair 17 Mar 2017 Figuring out what to do: air pollution data is needed for an informed public and responsive decision making ICIMOD hosts second annual airCA M&E meeting 15 Mar 2017 Singapore's Water

2013 Together for Cleaner Air: ŠKODA and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development partner for improved Air quality in Nepal 10 Feb 2013 Time to act for prosperous, resilient, and sustainable mountains: Mountain Day 2, Doha

Charcoal, a carbonaceous solid renewable fuel that is obtained as a residue left after the burning of wood and other biodegradable organic matter, is considered an important source of energy for both domestic and industrial purposes. Its demand has

The application combines near real-time MODIS visible bands (RGB product), and AOD (Aerosol Optical Depth) products to generate an air quality index. Information from NASA

18. Water
Much of the water originates around the highest mountains on earth, a region often called “the third pole” because of its immense concentration of snow and ice, the largest outside the Arctic and Antarctic. Relying on a complex interplay of

Science Applications

is a major determinant of air quality, and improving quantification and characterization of emission sources in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is one of the main goals of the Atmosphere Initiative of the International Centre for

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