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A small team of ICIMOD researchers recently returned to earthquake-ravaged Langtang Valley to rebuild and maintain the network of hydrological and meteorological stations that was partly destroyed by the 25 April Gorkha tremors...
2013 Monsoon Floods in Nepal and India: What happened and what could have been done?
Fieldwork on glaciers is an integral part of the Cryosphere Initiative at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Researchers from the centre and partners in Bhutan and Nepal will once again head to the glaciers to
In the southern part of the Koshi basin, the mountains and hills of the Himalayas flatten out to wide, stretching plains. These plains run along the Nepal-India border, and comprise some of the country’s most fertile land. More than half of
Research and Training Expedition to Yala Glacier in Nepal Builds the Capacity of Partners and Students
Joint expedition to Yala Glacier, Langtang, Nepal
Bishnu Prasad Ghimire, a vegetable farmer from Triyuga, a municipality in Nepal’s Udayapur district, recalls how up until a few years ago, his community relied on neighbouring districts or Indian states for vegetables. Udayapur has seen a
29 April-13 May 2012: Cryosphere Monitoring Project: research expedition to Langtang
sites to maintain automatic weather
Below normal rainfall most likely in South Asia this year, say experts
Scientists come together to discuss connections between air pollution and the Asian summer monsoon
Adaptation knowledge gaps have been identified, repeatedly, as a barrier to widespread and successful adaptation actions. The Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative (LAKI) recognises this challenge. Initiated by the United Nations Framework Convention
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Timely and accurate mapping of floods is important for efficient and effective management of rescue and relief activities. It can help reduce loss and damage due to floods.
river ice, permafrost, and seasonally frozen ground. The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is one of the