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River Basins and Cryosphere

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

Third UIBN RSC meeting: Reflecting on shared lessons and expanding collaborative research in the UIB

The third Upper Indus Basin Network (UIBN) Regional Strategic Committee (RSC) meeting, held virtually on 25 June 2020, brought together ...

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 ...