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River Basins and Cryosphere

24 Dec 2020 Cryosphere
Remote-sensing and field validation confirm expansion of Tsho Rolpa glacial lake

Why monitor glacial lakes? Of the 3,624 glacial lakes in the Koshi, Karnali, and Gandaki basins, our

Stakeholders call for more transboundary cooperation to address disaster risk in the Koshi River basin

Earlier this year, the South Asian floods of 2020 were declared a humanitarian crisis when millions across the subcontinent were ...

New glacial lake inventory report released, 47 potentially dangerous glacial lakes ranked

A new glacial lake inventory report has identified 47 potentially dangerous glacial lakes (PDGLs) within the ...

3 Sep 2020 News
At the ready for floods in the Koshi: CBFEWS orientation trainings during the pandemic

Even as communities reel from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, the threat of floods is omnipresent. Koshi River drains ...

18 Aug 2020 News
Larger glaciers in the Hindu Kush are behaving like glaciers in the Karakorum

Findings from a recent study show that the larger glaciers in the Hindu Kush region of ...

5 Aug 2020 Cryosphere
Virtual refresher training on field-based cryosphere monitoring held for Afghan partners

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has placed restrictions on mobility and public gatherings, our Cryosphere and