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River Basins and Cryosphere

10 Jun 2020 News
Ice-dammed lake in Hunza created by Shisper Glacier surge breached for the second time in 2020

Clearly reinforcing the critical importance of glacier monitoring, an ice-dammed lake formed by the surging of Shisper Glacier breached for ...

19 May 2020 Cryosphere
Surge-like instability in the western Kunlun Shan calls for regular glacier monitoring

Glacier surges are often linked to instabilities in temperature and/or precipitation combined with the deformable properties of a glacier. Excessive ...

30 Apr 2020 News
New study finds that crevasses in Himalayan glaciers can play a key role in influencing ice temperature

Glaciers in cold and arid climates, such as in High Mountain Asia, can warm up much faster than expected because ...

7 Mar 2020 Blog
International Women’s Day 2020 #EachforEqual

As she struggled to get her wailing three-year old into her school clothes, Saraswati heard the milk hiss away in ...

6 Mar 2020 Blog
Thinking beyond Each for Equal

When I opened the newspaper in early February, a news article immediately caught my eye – “

24 Feb 2020 News
First UIBN – Pakistan Chapter meeting and gender resource group consultation meeting convened

The first Upper Indus Basin Network – Pakistan Chapter (UIBN–PC) meeting was held in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 30–31 January ...

19 Feb 2020 News
Addressing water stress in Ramechhap

Ramechhap District in Nepal is plagued by acute water paucity. Desertification and haphazard development activities have caused traditional ponds and ...

31 Jan 2020 News
ICIMOD releases new improved MODIS snow data for High Mountain Asia

Snow is a significant component of the ecosystem and water resources in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Snow monitoring is ...