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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) through its Cryosphere Initiative co-organised the International Conference on Mountain and Climate Change: Resources, Challenges and Opportunities for Better Life and Livelihoods
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) through its Cryosphere Initiative was a co-organizer for the international conference on ‘Mountains and Climate Change: Resources, Challenges & Opportunities for Better Life &
The SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI), an apex body of private sector in South Asia, realises that climate change triggered water scarcity and natural disasters may pose serious threats for human life and livelihoods...
John Crump, senior science writer with GRID-Arendal, recollects his experiences from the field, while visiting ICIMOD’s pilot sites on Climate Smart Villages, and action research site on adaptive capacity in Kavrepalanchok district...
As part of monitoring and assessment of changes in glaciers, snow and glacio-hydrology in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, the Cryosphere Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) organised the week-long
Climate Change: Voices of Khumbu’s Children
Water generated in the high mountains of the Himalayas plays a critical role in the major rivers of Asia and in the lives of people that live there. A new mini-documentary produced by Science Media, in collaboration with scientists from Utrecht
A three-day training for Bhutanese partners on vulnerability assessment was conducted from 4 to 6 November 2015 at the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) in Thimphu, Bhutan.
CIMOD and HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal initiated a collaborative action research to develop local Water Use Master Plans (WUMP) for the Koshi Basin Programme in three districts which represent the three ecological zones of the Koshi basin
The mock drill followed the installation of three community-based flood early warning systems (CB-FEWS) at selected sites along the Ratu River in late June and early July 2015. CB-FEWS are devices engineered to alert downstream communities...
From 14 -17 June 2014, ICIMOD, in partnership with IMHE, organized a four-day field visit in the part of the Koshi River Basin shared by Nepal and China. The field visit was followed by a two-day KBP Partners’ Forum. The purpose of the visit was
The objectives of the field visit were to strengthen collaboration between various actors working in the Upper Indus Basin; develop a better understanding of the impact of climate change on the environment in Gilgit Baltistan; and explore options to
Bidhya Bhusan award for ICIMOD staff
On 5 August 2014, two experts from ICIMOD joined other teams from the Disaster Preparedness Network-Nepal (DPNET) to conduct a one day field visit to the landslide dam site at Jure for rapid assessment of the landslide, landslide dam, and the newly
Communities in the Koshi Basin start developing local Water Use Master Plans
A four-day training on Water Use Master Plans (WUMPs) facilitation was jointly organized by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and ICIMOD at Babarmahal, Kathmandu from 10–13 March 2015. More than 30 participants from the three WUMP piloting sites,
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) on 16 February 2015. The agreement aims to foster collaboration and
The need for collaborative research for conserving important freshwater ecosystem received much emphasis during the one-day expert consultation workshop organized by ICIMOD’s Koshi Basin Programme (KBP).
Integrated modeling framework for Koshi Basin