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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 first atlas of its kind, this new publication offers a comprehensive, regional understanding of the changing climate and its impact on water resources in five of the major river basins in the region: the Indus, Brahmaputra, Ganges, Salween and
Regional Hands-on Training on Community-Based Flood Early Warning Systems (CB-FEWS)
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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.
ICIMOD is proud to bring to you Dr Hari Krishna Upadhyaya, Founder and Executive Chairperson of CEAPRED as well as Former Member of the National Planning Commission of Nepal, to deliver a talk focused on promising mountain products of the Nepal
“Climate + Change - Indian Himalayan Region: Our Mountains, Our Future” initiative is an innovative, open-ended initiative to foster Climate Smart Communities throughout the Indian Himalayan region. Becoming Climate Smart requires increased
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
ICIMOD and Practical Action Join Hands to Improve Flood Risk Management
Minimizing flood risk through a community-based warning system on the Singara and Jiadhal rivers in Assam, India
Mountain Research and Development
The frequency and intensity of flash floods is rapidly increasing in the Himalayan region. Flash floods carrying huge amounts of water, loaded with debris and sediment, are much more hazardous and tend to affect more people than normal monsoon
We all know that water is essential for drinking, health, cleanliness, electricity, and the environment, but most people tend to underestimate the importance of water for food production. We also tend to take for granted the many actions required to
World Water Day provides us with an opportunity to join with our friends and colleagues from the Hindu Kush Himalayas and the rest of the world in creating awareness about the importance of water for the wellbeing of people and ecosystems and
The Cryosphere Monitoring Programme in Bhutan (CMP-B) kicked off with an inception workshop held on 2-3 February in Thimphu, Bhutan. The CMP-B is a four-year programme funded by the Norwegian government and coordinated by the Department of Hydro-Met