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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will be joining the Institute of International Rivers and Eco-Security (IRES), Yunnan University and Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC) in Pakistan on a joint field expedition to the glaciers of the Himalaya-Karakoram Mountains in Pakistan.
River Basins and Cryosphere, Cryosphere
Karakoram Glaciers, Pakistan
03 September 2018 to
8 October 2018
To understand the impact of debris cover on glacier melt in the Himalaya-Karakoram, Pakistan.
IRES, Yunnan University, aims to generate theoretical and practical research on transboundary rivers and associated questions of natural resources and ecological security in Asia. IRES also aims to serve as a base for training professionals who understand the complex issues related to transboundary rivers.
Visit their website: http://www.ires.ynu.edu.cn/
GCISC is a research institute for climate change studies in Pakistan. The centre conducts national-level R&D efforts, capacity building exercises, policy analysis, and information dissemination activities. It assists national planners and policymakers on issues related to past and projected future climatic changes in the country, their likely impacts on key socio-economic sectors of the country such as glaciers, water, food, agriculture, energy, forestry, health, and ecology, and appropriate adaptation and mitigation measures.
Visit their website: http://www.gcisc.org.pk/
ICIMOD is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving eight regional member countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and based in Kathmandu, Nepal.