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River Basins and Cryosphere

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 ...

21 Jan 2020 News
Balancing hydropower development and freshwater ecosystem conservation in Nepal

Freshwater ecosystems such as lakes, rivers, streams, springs, and wetlands provide various direct and indirect services. They are a critical ...

15 Jan 2020 News
Disasters beyond boundaries: Experts agree on regional cooperation to build resilience in the Koshi basin

Water-induced hazards are common in the Koshi basin, and disasters can cross boundaries, as we saw with the late July ...

13 Jan 2020 News
International forum spotlights need for collaborative, transdisciplinary cryosphere research in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

One hundred and twenty leading experts, practitioners, and stakeholders from the region and beyond attended the three-day forum. They discussed ...

13 Jan 2020 News
Long-term cryosphere monitoring programme in Pakistan seeks to understand and protect glaciers

ICIMOD’s Cryosphere Initiative – supported by the Government of Norway and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – has ...

27 Sep 2019 News
Experts from riparian countries discuss regional cooperation and strategic direction for the Upper Indus Basin Network

The transboundary Indus River basin serves as an important source of water for human consumption, agriculture, energy production, and industrial ...

24 Sep 2019 KDKH
Country Chapter for the Koshi Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Hub to be developed

A recent UNESCAP disaster risk-focused report has identified transboundary river basins in South Asia as disaster hotspots. One such area ...

13 Sep 2019 News
Towards data-driven hydropower development in Nepal

Countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region have been endowed with immense hydropower generation potential, but the changing climate and ...