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The worldwide rapid response team, coordinated by ICIMOD, inventoried landslides and mapped dangerous obstructions such as landslide-dammed lakes and rivers, sharing the results quickly with the Government of Nepal and aid agencies and later with
Fog, a phenomenon that is common especially during cool weather, creates problems by affecting visibility, mobility, and reducing temperature significantly. It has adverse effects on agriculture, fisheries, and transportation. It even affects the
Santosh Nepal, a water and climate specialist at ICIMOD, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Young Science and Technology Award’ by the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). The award was handed over by the Nepali prime minister Pushpa
Atmospheric scientists call for collaborative efforts to tackle regional air pollution at Second Annual Regional Atmospheric Science Workshop
Scientists predict warmer and wetter Himalayas
2-3 December 2014, about 20 scientists from five countries – Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal – gathered at the ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu to develop a research plan for studying the science, impacts and policy aspects of
Glaciers in the Everest region could lose over 90 percent of their mass by 2100, an ICIMOD team learned when researchers integrated field observations of ice thickness and glacier mass balance with remote sensing, weather station data, and
Two-hundred and forty scientists from 26 countries came to Kathmandu in March to share the latest findings on glaciers and glacier change during the first symposium of the International Glaciological Society (IGS) to be held in Nepal.
“The two workshops have made ACAM a stronger platform today, including co-organization of training workshops for young scientists from the region, formation of working groups on data sharing...
ICIMOD staff receives India’s highest honor for scientist
Scientists Push Forward on Third Pole Collaboration
Scientists come together to discuss connections between air pollution and the Asian summer monsoon
Scientists discuss glaciers
With the support of ICIMOD, IACS, LTHE, and the University of Grenoble, limited support is available to contribute towards the cost of registration fees, travel, accommodation etc. for the IGS Symposium on Glaciology in High Mountain Asia, which
Across the Hindu-Kush Himalayas, freshwater ecosystems such as ponds, rivers, and wetlands provide an array of services that are beneficial to livelihoods, economic development, and the natural environment. These services include freshwater supply,
The Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) organized the 31st Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists (PSDE) from 17–19 December in Islamabad, Pakistan.
What do butterflies, rising rivers, unstable mountainsides, and the Sherpas of the Everest region have in common? All were the focus of new knowledge tools and applications honoured in 2015 with ICIMOD’s ICT for Mountain Development Award, which
team of atmospheric scientists, responding to a request from the Home Ministry, set up an office at the Nepal Army hangar to support rescue and relief flight planning. Using satellite remote sensing and GIS technology, ICIMOD helped to identify
From the signing of the Partnership Agreement between the China-International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (CN-ICIMOD Committee) and ICIMOD during the board meeting in Kunming in November, the first ever CN-ICIMOD Steering Committee
As a result of the efforts of the ICIMOD team, flight preparation times were significantly reduced and the reliability of reaching destinations increased, thereby increasing the number of successful flights per helicopter per day.