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Flash flood in Nepal causes loss of life and property

A four-day theoretical training on glacier mass balance monitoring was conducted from 25–28 October 2016 at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) headquarters in Kathmandu. This meeting was followed by field

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Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape

The current and future impact of climate change on water availability in the Hindu Kush Himalaya is a great concern, and is important to understand for better planning of water resources. Hydrological models provide insight into different parts of

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is prone to natural hazards. Climate change and its impacts exacerbate this susceptibility. Floods and flash floods are major natural hazards in the HKH and are catastrophic to downstream communities. Many rivers and

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will organize a training on glacier monitoring in collaboration with its partners as part of the capacity-building component of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) Cryosphere Monitoring

The monsoon rain that fell incessantly from 11 to 14 August inundated Biratnagar, the industrial capital of Nepal. The city’s airport, the second largest in Nepal, remained submerged for over a week.

to climate change are the meteorological conditions and melt rates at the glacier surface, and how these conditions relate to data from standard observation networks and/or climate reanalysis

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Arun Bhakta Shrestha is a Senior Climate Change Specialist at ICIMOD and Programme Manager for Regional Programmes on River Basins and Cryosphere and Atmosphere.

Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Nepal, trained fifteen participants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan on flood outlook and flood modeling in Kathmandu

ICIMOD participates in the SAARC Working Group on Monsoon Meeting

In the early hours of 2 August 2014, a landslide occurred above Jure village, about 1.4 km upstream from the Sun Koshi Hydropower project’s intake site. In an instant, a 1.9 km long slope of land perched 1,350 m above the river bed collapsed,

Langtang Valley was one of the worst affected by the 7.8 and 7.3 magnitude quakes that hit Nepal on April 25, and 12 May 2015. As in many villages in Nepal, settlements in Langtang Valley suffered substantial to catastrophic damage.

Capacity Building for Improved Monitoring of Snow, Ice and Water Resources in the INDUS Basin

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Capacity building tour to Norway

3–6 May: Second Regional Steering Committee Meeting on Regional Flood Information System in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region (HKH-HYCOS)

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), together with the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, organized a tutorial workshop on the Weather Research and Forecast with Chemistry