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ICIMOD put together a team to conduct rapid needs assessment of its 34 local staff, representing just as many households, from Godavari and surrounding areas, as well as to provide them with relief materials to address their most urgent needs in the
that the 25 April 2015 earthquake triggered part of a hanging glacier in the Langtang Lirung and Langtang II Mountains above the valley to become unhinged and collide into the mountain below, prompting an avalanche of snow, ice, and
The villagers could hardly salvage anything from their granaries and are now completely dependent on food from the relief provided by the government and other organizations. Many want to rebuild their homes but are worried about finances...
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) is an international climate policy instrument that is expected to tap into the large mitigation potential for conservation and better management of the world’s forests through
This e-Bulletin highlights our activities undertaken from July to September this year. In addition to the news and event updates, the bulletin also features our latest publication on “Decadal glacial lake changes in the Koshi basin in central
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.
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,
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...
The Student-Focused Research Symposium seeks to bring together a consortium of universities and institutions to promote academic engagements for emerging young scholars of Nepal and the Himalayan region to present on current research.
year for many reasons. The earthquakes on 25 April and 12 May that affected Nepal and neighbouring countries also disrupted operations at ICIMOD. However, the way ICIMOD and its partners responded will be something that I