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ICIMOD in the Media

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.

Flash Floods

Disaster Risk Reduction

Field sampling works begin in Dhaap Lake

Forum inspires Bhutanese youths

Using remote sensing imagery from Google Earth, experts identify flat areas of land, after which potential landing sites are chosen and mapped based on the proximity to affected settlement areas...

SERVIR-Himalaya Grantees present their preliminary findings

Anand Sharma is the founding director of Meteorological Centre (IMD), Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India. He has 25 years of experience working with the India Meteorological Department in various parts of India.

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...

Disaster reporting in Nepal is still paper based, which is time consuming and information is often outdated before it can be disseminated. A digital system is needed to make planning easier for those working in disaster management. The interactive

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’s strong response to the Gorkha Earthquake was recognized in 2015 with the ESRI Humanitarian Award, which honoured ICIMOD for the quick, targeted and effective way in which its local responders and global experts were brought together to

2015 Gorkha earthquake

ICIMOD provided the flood outlook for various locations in Nepal to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM).

The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region has nearly 500 GW hydropower potential, but only a fraction of it has been developed. As countries in the region gear up for increased hydropower production to alleviate energy poverty, they find themselves

A team from ICIMOD visited Sipapokhare VDC, one of the severely affected VDCs of Sindhupalchowk district, to provide relief materials...

HI-AWARE Researchers Learn about Climate Vulnerability Issues in the Nepal Part of the Gandak Basin

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