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As a result of ICIMOD’s work on migration with the University of Sussex in the UK, the UK Foresight Committee contacted University of Sussex and ICIMOD to jointly prepare a policy discussion paper for the European Commission on ‘Migration as an

Message from Director General on International Women’s Day 2015

Forest fires are a major challenge in Nepal, where large patches of forest are lost each year as a result of fire incidents. In recent years, the number of forest fire incidents has risen, further contributing...

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.

Point Managing climate and social risks key to hydro sector development 02 Sep 2016, Published in The Himalayan Times Managing climate and social risks key to hydro sector development 02 Sep 2016 Managing climate and social risks key to

Point Managing climate and social risks key to hydro sector development 02 Sep 2016, Published in The Himalayan Times Managing climate and social risks key to hydro sector development 02 Sep 2016 Managing climate and social risks key to

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Study of a satellite image of Tsho Rolpa taken on 17 May – five days after the nearby magnitude 7.3 aftershock – by NASA’s EO-1 satellite, and more recently by the Japan/U.S. instrument ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and

Training on hydrogeology to enhance the capacity for springwater management in mid hills of the Hindu Kush Himalayas

risk to settlements and infrastructures. This is where knowledge and specialized institutions can play a critical role by providing geo-information to

The Comprehensive Assessment of the HKH Region: Actions to Sustain a Global Asset, conducted as part of the larger Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) programme, is building strong momentum. A writeshop was held in late

in a clear and concise structure. This format aims to ensure guidelines are user-friendly and readily adopted by EIA practitioners, regulators, and hydropower

An international team of experts supported by ICIMOD also examined the condition of Nepal’s most dangerous glacial lakes. Some members of the Task Force undertook a special assessment of the Langtang valley...

Many big rivers like the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra originate from the snow and glacier covered high mountains, and have abundant seasonal and annual water supply. Despite this, mountain people living on the ridges and hill slopes have limited

In my recent field visit to Sinduli, to survey upstream and downstream water use and management linkages for ICIMOD

The training touched on the importance of groundwater in the Himalayan region; understanding rocks, aquifers, and mountain springs; application of hydrogeology for understanding spring systems...

The Koshi Basin Initiative is a collaborative and policy-relevant applied research programme to enhance the regionally coordinated management of the Koshi River basin for the improved wellbeing of local communities and the sustainable use of