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A project along the China-Nepal border aims to reduce the risk of disaster and to become an example of cross-border cooperation
Winter 2014 was a particularly mild one in the Hindu Kush Mountains, raising optimism in farmers along the Sai River in District Gilgit, Pakistan, for an early spring and a long growing season with rich harvests.
Discussing a number of lessons learnt, these series of articles argue for a holistic approach to disaster preparedness and recovery, mainly focusing on the significance of livelihoods recovery. The authors also highlight the importance of
Langtang Valley has been the focus of intense glaciological, meteorological, and hydrological fieldwork over the past four years as part of the Norwegian-supported cryosphere monitoring project. Twelve meteorological and hydrological stations
The main objective of the Platform is to deliver timely, credible, and actionable data and information for earthquake relief operations, and to support the reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts...
The attention of a large number of scientists within Nepal and outside Nepal has been drawn to the potential secondary risks that might arise in the future. These geohazards include landslide‐dammed rivers, future mass movements (landslides/debris
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...
ICIMOD continued to support, coordinate and rally the broad regional and international teams in the ongoing post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts of the Government of Nepal. The ICIMOD Task Force on Geo-hazards continued to map and
Landslides are among the hazards that occur after an earthquake. Imagery of landslides and other natural hazards related to the earthquake are posted as they become available...
Study of a satellite image of Tsho Rolpa taken on 17 May – five days after the nearby magnitude 7.3 aftershock – by NASA’s EO-1 satellite, and more recently by the Japan/U.S. instrument ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and
Kavre Langtang Avalanche blocking Damage Map of Thansing VDC Very little additional risk... Little additional risk of Gorkha earthquake-induced outburst floods found for many Himalayan lakes VDC maps Gorkha
Much of Nepal and bordering areas of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China were heavily shaken by the moment magnitude 7.8 (7.6 ML, NSC) earthquake on 25 April 25 2015 and its aftershock of moment magnitude 7.3 (USGS; 6.8 ML, NSC). After the two
An international team of experts supported by ICIMOD also examined the condition of Nepal’s most dangerous glacial lakes. Some members of the Task Force undertook a special assessment of the Langtang valley...