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In September 2015, Department of Hydro-Met Services (DHMS) engineer Tshering Wangchuk led an eight-member team of geologists, foresters, GIS technicians and hydrologists to the glacial lakes and villages of Lunana Gewog. Accompanied by ten helpers
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.
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
Research and Training Expedition to Yala Glacier in Nepal Builds the Capacity of Partners and Students
Dr Priyadarshi R. Shukla is Co-Chair of the Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Sixth Assessment Report.
It has been agreed upon that a Community Information Resource Centre (CIRC) will be established in Wa San Dum, a village in Myanmar’s Putao district. The centre has been envisioned as a government-led, community-managed institution that hosts four
Experts’ Consultation on a Framework for Long-Term Environmental and Socioeconomic Monitoring and Ecosystem Management in the Hindu Kush Himalayas
Koshi Basin Programme News
Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment Tool (PVAT) was developed to capture the micro-level perspective of mountain peoples’ experiences with poverty and
In Nepal, landslides are one of the most common natural hazards, causing serious economic damage and affecting thousands of vulnerable people every year. The number of landslides can be as many as 12,000 in a year, killing approximately 200 people
Forest biomass is the sum of the above ground living organic material contained in trees, which is expressed as dry weight per unit area. Forest carbon trading has gained attention in recent years, for which practical methods for estimating forest