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Five case studies were carried out between June 2008 and September 2009 (in Chitral District, Pakistan; the Koshi basin, Nepal; Bihar, India; Assam, India; and Yunnan province, China) to document adaptation strategies at local or community level to

2015 ICIMOD evaluates the hazards of upper Langtang Valley 18 May 2015 Impact of Nepal Earthquake 2015 on Langthang Valley 15 May 2015 A preliminary assessment of potential lower Pisan landslide dam outburst flood 15 May 2015 The


The Institute of Water Modeling (IWM) in Bangladesh has developed a cost-effective information system that provides 8-day flood forecasting. The system provides near real-time information through web GIS...

ICIMOD shares results of glacial lakes studies

The Indus Basin is shared by Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan, with the upper portion resting in the Hindu Kush, Karakorum, and Himalayan ranges. The basin ranks among the most important in the world in terms of human dependence, supporting

in Hazards in the high mountains: Koshi Basin Part 1 30 Jun 2016, Published in India Climate Dialogue Hazards in the high mountains: Koshi Basin Part 1 29 Jun 2016, Published in The Koshi River: a


Winning Posters

– an alternative to hazardous chemical pesticide Photo: Roshan Subedi/CEAPRED 'People still act surprised when we tell them that bio-pesticides can be used as an alternative to chemical pesticides’, Sumita Basnet recalls, an

Arun Bhakta Shrestha is a Senior Climate Change Specialist at ICIMOD and Programme Manager for Regional Programmes on River Basins and Cryosphere and Atmosphere.

Partners review progress of Koshi Basin Programme at IGSNRR, Beijing, China

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

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The spate of deadly disasters in the past 10 years stands testimony to the region’s vulnerability, especially that of isolated and often impoverished mountain communities.

Discussing solutions around water security and water-induced disasters in the Koshi basin, specialists from the Koshi region gathered in Patna, Bihar on 4 February 2016 for a two-day forum. After years of devastating floods in southern Nepal and


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.


World Environment Day 2014