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The training was organized by ICIMOD with technical assistance from Sustainable Eco Engineering, supported by the Governments of Norway and Sweden in India (Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme) and the Australian Government through the

The mock drill followed the installation of three community-based flood early warning systems (CB-FEWS) at selected sites along the Ratu River in late June and early July 2015. CB-FEWS are devices engineered to alert downstream communities...

Changing Perspectives on Flood Risk Management in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region - 6th World Water Forum

Much of Nepal and bordering areas of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China were heavily shaken by the moment magnitude 7.8 (7.6 ML, NSC) earthquake on 25 April 25 2015 and its aftershock of moment magnitude 7.3 (USGS; 6.8 ML, NSC). After the two

Bihar is India’s poorest state, and also the most flood-prone, with 73 per cent of its area routinely flooded by rivers from the Himalayas. floods impact over three-quarters of the people of North Bihar.

the July 2015 glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in Lemthang Tsho in Bhutan recommends regular monitoring of critical glacial lakes as a starting point for good risk management. The paper specifically recommends revisiting critical

The action research explores how remittances can be used by households to improve their ability to prepare and respond to disasters and reduce vulnerability.

What do butterflies, rising rivers, unstable mountainsides, and the Sherpas of the Everest region have in common? All were the focus of new knowledge tools and applications honoured in 2015 with ICIMOD’s ICT for Mountain Development Award, which

The region has high hydropower potential, but the changing climate and likely changes in the hydrological regime may pose a risk to future hydropower development. The changing probabilities and magnitudes of extreme events can place an additional

Kathmandu Post Mitigating Flooding and Drought through Data for Decision-Making 24 Oct 2017, Published in Earthzine Emerging from fear: Flood-control interventions in Mahottari 30 Sep 2017, Published in UNDP


Community-based flood early warning systems will help communities in the Koshi basin better prepare for a flood

Koshi Basin Programme News

In the early hours of 2 August 2014, a landslide occurred above Jure village, about 1.4 km upstream from the Sun Koshi Hydropower project’s intake site. In an instant, a 1.9 km long slope of land perched 1,350 m above the river bed collapsed,


Disaster risk management

News - Cryosphere Initiative

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.

ICIMOD shares results of glacial lakes studies

Regional cooperation key to sustaining eco-friendly development in the fragile Hindu Kush Himalayas