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The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is highly dynamic as there are many socioeconomic and environmental drivers of change at play, including climate change. The impacts of these changes challenge the resilience of natural and human capacities and
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) sources of 10 major river systems in Asia that provide water, ecosystem services, and livelihoods to more than 210 million people. The region holds and distributes water for more than 1.3 billion people—a fifth of the
How is climate change impacting water resources in the Himalayas? That’s a big question, and now there’s a comprehensive atlas that policy makers and practitioners can turn to for answers and information.
HICAP Component 1 and 2 Knowledge Sharing Workshop
The training was organized by ICIMOD with technical assistance from Sustainable Eco Engineering, supported by the Governments of Norway and Sweden in India (Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme) and the Australian Government through the
Too Much or Too Little Water in the Himalayas
Workshop on Tools for Developing Water Availability and Demand Scenarios
The Panel, chaired by Director General Dr David Molden of ICIMOD and facilitated by Dr Philippus Wester, Principal Investigator of the HI-AWARE Consortium, discussed various water challenges in mountain environments as...
Workshop on Model Transfer and Training on Downscaling
“Extremes, not averages, more important in dealing with future water issues”
After three years of initial research conducted in partnership with the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR), FutureWater, and several regional institutions, ICIMOD has been produced path-breaking research findings, which have not only been
Upgrading satellite-based flood forecasting with near real-time Jason-2 satellite altimeter data
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) attracted the world community’s attention to a range of climate change-related issues and their impact on the ecosystem of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region at COP21 in Paris this
Unless countries in the Himalayan and downstream region strengthen collaboration to address food, water and energy issues, the region is likely to face an unprecedented food crisis. This was the underlining message of the two-day regional