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When parasitic mushroom spores infect the larvae of ghost moths living in Himalayan soil, a thin fingerlike fungus bursts from the head of the dead caterpillar and sets off an annual gold rush in mountain communities.

Though we at ICIMOD were pleased to co-host and organize this week’s IPCC gathering in Kathmandu, the message about climate change was rather grim. Unless we take action now, global temperature averages could rise above the 2 degree level set

If energy and water are subsidized to boost crop production, could it lead to more and cheaper food but a shrinking, degraded water supply? Growing crops for biofuels might promise more abundant, cleaner energy, but what happens to food security

Around 15 per cent of the world’s estimated 105 million labour migrants come from Himalayan countries, where their earnings contribute so strongly to the economy that in Nepal alone remittances make up a quarter of GDP.

Rangelands

Mountains in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) are ‘water towers’, which provide water and services such as food, biodiversity, and energy to 1.3 billion people downstream. However, climate change is these mountains. Scientists project a likely

Gender

Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins for Improving Livelihoods” is a five year study that ICIMOD is leading with its partners in four river basins namely Indus, Upper

World Water Day 2017

Jun 2014, Published in The Himalayan Times Melting glaciers, more rain to swell Himalayan rivers 02 Jun 2014, Published in The Hindu Increasing precipitation and glacier melt keep Asia’s rivers flowing 02 Jun 2014, Published in Samaaj.tv

Jun 2014, Published in The Himalayan Times Melting glaciers, more rain to swell Himalayan rivers 02 Jun 2014, Published in The Hindu Increasing precipitation and glacier melt keep Asia’s rivers flowing 02 Jun 2014, Published in Samaaj.tv

Spring management

HKH Cryosphere Monitoring Project

GIS and Remote Sensing

in her computer, analyzing glacier mass balance data, working on figures and graphs which to the untrained eyes look rather like scribblings on a toddler’s drawing book. But to the trained eyes, these are

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My feet have long forgotten what it means to be dry. With every step I tread newly accumulated water in my shoes as we are climbing up the muddy nomad trail through a dense forest...

HICAP in the news

The way up to Rikha Samba is steep. Occasionally we encounter snow showers crossing over windy high passes, but always in high spirit.