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Based on the observations of a rapid field visit in June, a team of scientists from ICIMOD will make its way into Langtang Valley 14 – 30 October 2015 to repair benchmark stations damaged by the Nepal Earthquake and subsequent avalanches...
A week-long training course on ‘Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Mapping and Monitoring of Glacier’ was conducted January 18th to 22nd at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).
Experts agree to collaborate on Indus Basin Programme
New Reports Identify Impacts of Climate Change on World’s Highest Mountains
On 25 April 2015 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Nepal near the historic town of Gorkha. The earthquake caused numerous landslides and triggered avalanches that caused widespread damage, although much less than what would be expected
Know where our stations are.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) identifies drought as one of the major climate risks in south Asia. The report projects that climate change will affect food security by the middle of the 21st
Abdur Rahim, a victim from the Lebubagan area, described the landslide of 2007: “It rained continuously for a week and then, one morning, the hills fell apart in quick succession from three sides...
ICIMOD Glacier Database Working Group meeting at ICIMOD
“Good science a must to address climate change in the HKH region”
A Letter of Agreement was signed between the Gross National Happiness Commission and the Department of Hydro-Met Services of the Royal Government of Bhutan and ICIMOD for long term cryosphere monitoring programme in the country
Cryosphere monitoring programme for Bhutan
Scientists discuss glaciers
The Cryosphere Monitoring Programme in Bhutan (CMP-B) kicked off with an inception workshop held on 2-3 February in Thimphu, Bhutan. The CMP-B is a four-year programme funded by the Norwegian government and coordinated by the Department of Hydro-Met
Preview of a seminal report on COP19 sidelines
The Koshi Basin Initiative is a collaborative and policy-relevant applied research programme to enhance the regionally coordinated management of the Koshi River basin for the improved wellbeing of local communities and the sustainable use of
Bhutan becomes first regional country to benefit from MODIS Snow Cover data prepared by ICIMOD SERVIR-Himalaya
A HI-AWARE team, together with local partners, undertook field visits to the Teesta and Gandaki basins in Nepal and India in the first quarter of 2015 to identify potential study sites as well as the major issues playing out in those sites.