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World Environment Day 2017: Connecting people to nature

A scientific paper on the July 2015 glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in Lemthang Tsho in Bhutan recommends regular monitoring of critical glacial lakes as a starting point for good risk management. The paper specifically recommends revisiting

energy to 1.3 billion people downstream. However, climate change is these mountains. Scientists project a likely increase

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Background

Wetlands

The monsoon rain that fell incessantly from 11 to 14 August inundated Biratnagar, the industrial capital of Nepal. The city’s airport, the second largest in Nepal, remained submerged for over a week.

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The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) sources of 10 major river systems in Asia that provide water, ecosystem services, and livelihoods to more than 210 million people. The region holds and distributes water for more than 1.3 billion people—a fifth of the

Indian ministers call for stronger partnerships within Himalayan countries for adaptation to climate change


The Koshi Basin Initiative is a collaborative and policy-relevant applied research programme to enhance the regionally coordinated management of the Koshi River basin for the improved wellbeing of local communities and the sustainable use of

To date, the response teams have identified over 3,000 landslides, and assembled a database of over 250 identified landslides and other large mass movements, focusing specifically on those that were generated by the earthquake and its aftershocks...

The changes happening in Himalayan Rivers has been widely discussed in last decades which ranges from single catchment to large river basins. These river basins are dependent on snow and glacier melt which has been largely used for agriculture,


Quest to unravel the cause of the Seti flash flood, 5 May 2012

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Outcomes

The Panel, chaired by Director General Dr David Molden of ICIMOD and facilitated by Dr Philippus Wester, Principal Investigator of the HI-AWARE Consortium, discussed various water challenges in mountain environments as...