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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.

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.

Capacity Building

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

Mountains offer ideal conditions for hydropower, but uneven distribution of benefits can lead to friction between communities and project developers. ICIMOD set out to learn what works and doesn’t work by undertaking the first comprehensive

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

ICIMOD partnered with the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) to create an online hub that streamlines information from multiple sources into a comprehensive National Disaster Relief and Recovery Information Platform (NDRRIP).

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

Session topic: Managing Air Quality in Mountainous Cities 30 Aug 2016 Compared to cities on flat open plains, cities surrounded by or next to high mountains face additional challenges in managing Air Quality. The mountains influence

Services Water and Air Geospatial Solutions Staff Profile Directorate Strategic Planning and Monitoring (SPM) Strategic Cooperation Thematic Areas Livelihoods Gender and Governance Division (GGD)

in this year’s Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2014 conference that took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 19 to 21 November 2014. BAQ is Asia’s leading international conference on Air Quality, covering key sectors of transport, energy, industry,

Topics Agriculture Air, Snow, and Glaciers Air Quality Glaciers Permafrost Snow Climate Change Ecosystems Biodiversity Forests Rangelands Wetlands Gender HIMAP Mountain Livelihoods

On 12 June 2017, a bus carrying a group of Bhutanese farmers from Barshong gewog—seventeen men and five women—descended to the warmer plains of Gelephu. Accompanying them was a team of officials from ICIMOD, Barshong Gewog, and livestock and

2012 Together for Cleaner Air: ŠKODA and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development partner for improved Air quality in Nepal 10 Feb 2013

for the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)’s Brick Kiln Initiative, ICIMOD aims to achieve significant reductions of black carbon and other emissions from brick kilns, which are responsible for substantial Air pollution in many cities of

In the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, many people live near permafrost or in areas potentially affected by changes in permafrost. Permafrost is ground material at or below 0°C for two or more years. The near-surface layer above it thaws during the

The performance-based climate mitigation framework REDD+ encourages the reduction of emissions related to deforestation and forest degradation, and removals through enhanced forest carbon stocks and improved forest management. These activities

Meeting on Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP)

the 17th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress and 9th CAA Better Air Quality Conference 29 Aug 2016 - 02 Sep 2016 Realising the increasing effects of atmospheric changes on the fragile ecosystems and well being of people in the Hindu Kush Himalayan