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he Himalayas and adjacent mountain ranges are an important source of water for more than 25% of the global population. However, it is unknown how much snow and rain falls in those vast mountain ranges, because of the lack of observations and the

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Over the years, the approach to natural disasters has changed from response and relief to risk reduction, with policy focusing more and more on building resilience and increasing preparedness among communities living in hazard prone areas...

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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

The World Water Day provides us an opportunity to join our friends and colleagues from the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) and the rest of the world in creating awareness about the importance of water for human and ecosystem wellbeing towards achieving

Workshop held on Place-based Studies in Pakistan and China under HICAP

International Mountain Day 2013

air in Kathmandu is extremely polluted, with fine particles (PM2.5) being the major cause of concern. If you ask the average resident where all the pollution is coming from, many will point the blame at vehicles. But when we look for ways to

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 International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in partnership with the Faculty of Geosciences, Kabul University, will conduct a ten-day training on earth observation and geospatial technologies for water resource management

Professor Walter Kaelin on Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement: The Nansen Initiative 30 Jan 2015 - 13 Jan 2015 Tourism and Climate Change Forum 23 Mar 2014 Knowledge Forum with Dr Rajendra Pachauri: Climate Change in the Himalayan

As the world conservation community enters the fourth year of the UN Decade on Biodiversity (2011–2020), it is time to retrospect, introspect, and set new targets. On the occasion of the IDB, we would like to celebrate our achievements and


Developing decision support tools for Bangladesh

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In partnership with the Yunnan Institute of Environmental Science, Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), and the Chengdu Institute of Biology (CIB), ICIMOD is organizing a three day symposium in Dali, China. The symposium will bring researchers and