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Importance of glaciers for water availability in Pakistan

Snow and glacier meltwater from the Karakoram and western Himalaya provides water to 268 million people in the Indus basin ...

Increasing risk of glacial lake outburst floods in Hunza River basin

The Hunza River basin is economically important for both China and Pakistan as the China-Pakistan Economic ...

Expanding partnerships on glacier monitoring in Pakistan

A training workshop on glacier monitoring organised with Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKUM), Pakistan marked ...

Reanalysed and improved mass balance data from Mera Glacier

Mera Glacier, in the Everest region, is one of few glaciers in the HKH region whose glaciological mass balance data ...

Studying glaciers during the pandemic

Context A small team of researchers from ICIMOD and the French National Research Institute (IRD), completed the annual field expedition to ...

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