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14 Aug 2020 | Cryosphere

Science and mapping at the top of the world

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Amplifying impact through strategic partnerships

Science and mapping

Significantly adding to data availability, the world’s highest automatic weather stations were installed on Mount Everest during the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition. We were among the partners there and in an associated range of scientific efforts including work on the highest glacier in world, Khumbu glacier, where ice samples were collected and multiple scientific research projects were conducted. We contributed to the NGS comprehensive map of Asia’s vital rivers building on scientific work to develop the first ever Water Tower Index. This collaboration with NGS complements our long-term effort of bringing much-needed focus to climate change issues facing our region.

Based on the data and information from the expedition, multiple academic papers will be published, the July issue of National Geographic Magazine featured the expedition and the National Geographic TV Channel features aspects of the expedition. In addition, footage and photographs from the expedition are also being used to create educational materials, where ICIMOD researchers are featured explaining AWS networks and how mapping helps us understand glacier and other natural changes in the region.

Based on the data and information from the expedition, multiple academic papers will be published, the July issue of National Geographic Magazine featured the expedition and the National Geographic TV Channel features aspects of the expedition.

Chapter 7

Regional and global outreach

Freshwater ecosystem assessment handbook

We are working with the Forest Research and Training Centre, Government of Nepal, on a freshwater ...

14 Aug 2020 HIMAP
Promoting the HKH Assessment report

Deepening science communication through flagship publication promotion

Supporting sustainable hydropower development in Nepal

Complex environmental and social impacts must be researched and understood for sustainability

A UIBN Gender Resource Group for Pakistan

Promoting gender-inclusive research, networking, policy making, and action on the water- and climate change- related issues

ICIMOD initiative helping watershed communities in the Koshi basin come together

In the floodplain Bakdhuwa village development committee of Saptari district, eastern Nepal, local communities often face challenges related to water ...

Promoting ambitious climate action for the HKH

Delegates from the eight HKH countries, including UNFCCC national focal points and HKH High-Level Task Force ...

Conserving and restoring water sources

Efforts to integrate sringshed management into river basin management plans and policies in Nepal

Benchmark glaciers for monitoring in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Key steps towards more data generation, sharing and regional cooperation to understand and mitigate climate change impacts