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ICIMOD is facilitating the strategic partnership between PCRWR and WWF for a wider conversation cum development of water resources in Pakistan.
Organization (FAO) Forestry Department has initiated the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) assessment at the global level, using Collect Earth. Collect Earth is a user-friendly Free and Open Source software that is
than a hundred local community members participated in a training workshop in late January to learn about management of invasive alien plant species to make bio-briquettes and bio-composting. Participants ranged from students from different
of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development, (GBPNIHESD), the Indian nodal organisation with support from Government of West Bengal and Sikkim, organised a day long consultative meeting on 15 May 2016 in Gangtok,
community-based flood early warning system (CB-FEWS) is an integrated system of tools and plans to detect and respond to flood emergencies. It’s managed by the communities themselves and, if properly designed and implemented, can make the
The Government of Nepal is taking steps towards making Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) a reality. In 2017, the country will discuss PES while working on its 14th National Development Plan.
Much of the water originates around the highest mountains on earth, a region often called “the third pole” because of its immense concentration of snow and ice, the largest outside the Arctic and Antarctic. Relying on a complex interplay of
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
By the end of the year, ICIMOD had repaired broken weather stations, replaced broken sensors and solar panels, and continued its scientific work by conducting surveys of surface height change of the debriscovered Langtang and Lirung glaciers.
Together with ICIMOD’s support and active contribution from the national partners, the State Government of Nagaland has promulgated and enforced the Nagaland Biological Diversity Rule 2012.
a network of services to communities that help sustain livelihoods. Integration of earth observation data with GIS makes it possible to quantify the supplies and demands of ecosystem services and provide reliable data for monitoring
In the mountains, permafrost stabilizes rock slopes, moraines and debris-covered slopes. For instance, moraines consist of loose sediment often held together by permafrost. When permafrost thaws, slopes become more vulnerable to erosion. Debris and
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
International Day for Biological Diversity 2011