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Mountain Environment Regional Information System

In 2002, the UN General Assembly designated 11 December as International Mountain Day to foster understanding and respect for the traditional knowledge and techniques of mountain communities that are key to managing and enhancing fragile mountain

The Indus is one of the most meltwater-dependent rivers on earth. It hosts a large, rapidly growing population, and the world’s largest irrigation scheme. Understanding the hydrology of the upper Indus basin is challenging. The Hindu Kush,

164. India
India and ICIMOD has been working in the area of capacity building, institutional strengthening, internships, research and demonstration, and regional and international workshops and conferences, among other activities. ICIMOD`s partner institutions

Kailash Sacred Landscape Initiative

In the fertile floodplain area of Sarpallo Village Development Committee (VDC), 270 kms east of Kathmandu, life is back to normal for local villagers in the waning days of monsoon. As a flood-prone area, Sarpallo villagers have faced summer floods

Overview of the state of science with respect to the glaciers, snowpacks and permafrost of the Himalayan, Hindu-Kush, Karakoram, Tien Shan, Pamir, and Tibetan Plateau regions.

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) conduced its first regional workshop on Air Quality Instrument Operation and Maintenance from 21–25 November 2016 in Kathmandu.

Mountain Legacy, a Nepal-based NGO, has announced that Peruvian engineer César Augusto Portocarrero Rodríguez will receive the 2017 Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal at the Hotel Tibet International in Boudhanath, Kathmandu, on 11 December

The Indus Basin is shared by Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan, with the upper portion resting in the Hindu Kush, Karakorum, and Himalayan ranges. The basin ranks among the most important in the world in terms of human dependence, supporting

Water is a primary life-giving resource, and its availability is an essential component in socioeconomic development and poverty reduction .The Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) are the source of countless perennial rivers, but paradoxically a substantial

Workshop Strengthens Cooperation in the Upper Indus Basin

There is interest in creating a transboundary United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Site (UNESCO WHS) in the Kailash Sacred Landscape (KSL) by various governmental agencies in China, India, and Nepal. The

As part of monitoring and assessment of changes in glaciers, snow and glacio-hydrology in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, the Cryosphere Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) organised the week-long

Twenty-three Myanmar government officials were trained on ‘Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Mapping and Monitoring of Glacier’ 25 - 29 July 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

Vanisa Surapipith

A field visit to enhance understanding of ongoing International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) activities in Pakistan through exposure of policy makers was made to pilot projects in Upper Indus Basin (UIB), Gilgit Baltistan

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NEWS

Kailash Sacred Landscape Initiative

A small team of ICIMOD researchers recently returned to earthquake-ravaged Langtang Valley to rebuild and maintain the network of hydrological and meteorological stations that was partly destroyed by the 25 April Gorkha tremors...