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Jointly organized by International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) and ICIMOD, the conference is part of the project sponsored by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) that aims to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs)

Shifting cultivation

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.

What do butterflies, rising rivers, unstable mountainsides, and the Sherpas of the Everest region have in common? All were the focus of new knowledge tools and applications honoured in 2015 with ICIMOD’s ICT for Mountain Development Award, which

Training Workshop On Health Impact Assessment

We all know that water is essential for life and is a basic requirement for the health and wellbeing of humans, ecosystems, and the natural processes upon which all living beings depend. What is perplexing is that, given this knowledge, why we do

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High-level assembly in Norway

ICIMOD celebrates World Environment Day

A special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development was devoted in 2015 to sharing the research of ICIMOD experts on a range of Himalayan water-related challenges from the status of glaciers to socioeconomic and policy

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

A team of atmospheric scientists, responding to a request from the Home Ministry, set up an office at the Nepal Army hangar to support rescue and relief flight planning. Using satellite remote sensing and GIS technology, ICIMOD helped to identify

Realizing that paper-and-pen documentation would limit the capacity to capture a full picture, ICIMOD set out to create a tool that would take advantage of digital imagery and enable beforeand-after comparisons. Within ten days, with the help of

The worldwide rapid response team, coordinated by ICIMOD, inventoried landslides and mapped dangerous obstructions such as landslide-dammed lakes and rivers, sharing the results quickly with the Government of Nepal and aid agencies and later with

How is climate change impacting water resources in the Himalayas? That’s a big question, and now there’s a comprehensive atlas that policy makers and practitioners can turn to for answers and information.

Bihar is India’s poorest state, and also the most flood-prone, with 73 per cent of its area routinely flooded by rivers from the Himalayas. Floods impact over three-quarters of the people of North Bihar.

It’s often thought that migration remittances can boost a community’s resilience to disaster. But would that prove to be the case after the 2015 earthquake, or would the lack of youth to help with rescue and reconstruction mean that, in

The SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme has spurred innovative ways to help decision makers do everything, from expanding banana production to monitoring forest biomass from the sky.

Decision makers and researchers who need information on agriculture can now find data at their fingertips using the Digital Agriculture Atlas of Nepal, an easy-to-access one-stop source on cereals, cash crops, legumes, vegetables, fruits, and

Puxin Biogas Plant