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Early in the evening on 28 June 2015, Lemthang Tsho (Memari) Lake filled beyond capacity and burst over its embankment creating a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF). This incident caused minimal damage downstream but other GLOFs can be catastrophic.
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.
Changing Perspectives on Flood Risk Management in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region - 6th World Water Forum
ICIMOD hosts session on Building Climate Change Resilience at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit
ICIMOD is seeking a GIS Specialist in its Afghanistan Office to support MAIL’s GIS Unit.
The Indus River Basin is shared by four countries Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan, with the largest portions of the basin lying in Pakistan (52%) and India (33%). The main river originates at Lake Ngangla Rinco on the Tibetan Plateau in the
Enabling people of Chitwan district to manage forest fire
ICIMOD celebrates partnership with China
DG’s message on the launch of The Impact of Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha Earthquake-Induced Geohazards
making to reduce exposure to hazardous air pollution, to identify the most cost-effective
highly susceptible to geo-hazards posing grave risk to settlements and infrastructures. This is where knowledge and specialized institutions can play a critical role by providing geo-information to
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.
China, India and Nepal Strengthen Cooperation to Conserve the Kailash Sacred Landscape
proposed to host web-based hazard platform 19 Oct 2015 In Nepal, landslides are one of the most common natural hazards, causing serious economic damage and affecting thousands of vulnerable