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The earthquake caused several secondary geo-hazards. More than 3,000 landslides occurred in the steep mountains and hills throughout the earthquake affected zone, posing additional risk to people and infrastructure (ICIMOD, 2015a).
By the mid-monsoon, flash floods of Bhote Koshi had already swept away more than 65 houses and placed 200 more at risk. With rains becoming heavier, further damage was expected.
In September 2015, Department of Hydro-Met Services (DHMS) engineer Tshering Wangchuk led an eight-member team of geologists, foresters, GIS technicians and hydrologists to the glacial lakes and villages of Lunana Gewog. Accompanied by ten helpers
A vast amount of data about the Koshi River Basin is now at your fingertips, even in the field from a mobile phone. It has long been a challenge for users working on transboundary issues to find reliable data that doesn’t stop at borders, which
International Mountain Day 2014 Celebrations in ICIMOD’s Member Countries
Changing Perspectives on Flood Risk Management in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region - 6th World Water Forum
Forum reveals new possibilities for water induced disaster management in the Koshi basin
ICIMOD aims to serve the region through information and knowledge generation and sharing, and fostering regional cooperation to find integrated and innovative solutions to critical mountain and hill problems. ICIMOD bridges science with policies and
A Geospatial-scenario planning framework for Assessing risks and impacts of forest fire
Upgrading satellite-based flood forecasting with near real-time Jason-2 satellite altimeter data
Regional Training on “Glacio-Hydrological Modelling using the SPHY Model”
Forest fires are a major challenge in Nepal, where large patches of forest are lost each year as a result of fire incidents. In recent years, the number of forest fire incidents has risen, further contributing...
Regional Hands-on Training on Community-Based Flood Early Warning Systems (CB-FEWS)
Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management (DSCWM)