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ICIMOD is a regional learning and knowledge sharing centre of the Hindu Kush Himalayas searving Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – based in Kathmandu.
Knowledge Forum with Prof V. Ramanathan: The Extreme Vulnerability of the Himalayan-Tibetan Region to Global Warming and Air Pollution
Himalaya – Changing Landscapes photo exhibition draws attention to the impacts of climate change in the Himalayan region
Climate Change in Downstream Areas of the Indus River Basin: Local Perceptions and Adaptation Measures
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) identifies drought as one of the major climate risks in south Asia. The report projects that climate change will affect food security by the middle of the 21st
Regional Water-Energy-Food Nexus Workshop Held in Kathmandu
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 aim of the workshop is to build better understanding of on-going interventions related to climate change adaptation and livelihoods in Himalica pilot sites.
“Good science a must to address climate change in the HKH region”
Regional training on “Glacio-hydrological modelling using the SPHY model”
Policy workshop sets ground for a regional assessment of adaptation responses for the Hindu Kush Himalaya
Extreme Vulnerability of the Himalaya-Tibetan Region to Global Warming and Air Pollution
Launch of reports on Glacier Studies in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region
The changes happening in Himalayan Rivers has been widely discussed in last decades which ranges from single catchment to large river basins. These river basins are dependent on snow and glacier melt which has been largely used for agriculture,
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.
Regional Hands-on Training on Community-Based Flood Early Warning Systems (CB-FEWS)
With warming in the HKH being higher than the global average (ICIMOD, 2007), climate induced natural hazards are likely to be exacerbated, including severe glacial melting and the formation of glacial lakes and, GLOFs.
A four-day course is designed to enhance the capacity of participants and familiarize them with the concept of community-based flood risk management. The course will provide technical know-how as well as conceptual knowledge about the use of flood
The majestic Himalaya draws its name from snow. “Himalaya” is descriptive term in Sanskrit which translates to “abode of snow”. However, snow cover area is decreasing in Himalaya as it is the world over. Global warming is further