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16 Nov 2017 description

As climate change impacts are increasing the likelihood of natural disasters, such as floods and landslides, having a thorough disaster risk management plan is become more important for communities throughout the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). The government of Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan has recognized the efforts of the Indus Basin Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and consortium partners to establish more resilient mountain villages through partnership with the Gilgit Baltistan Disaster Management Authority (GB-DMA).

10 Dec 2012 description

New Delhi, 4 December 2012 – The European Union (EU) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) today signed a €11 million agreement for livelihood development and mitigation of climate change impacts through adaptation. Spanning the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) mountain region, this programme will have contribution of €10,000,000 from the EU.

05 Dec 2011 description
Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas
Regional Monitoring Scheme for Snow Cover of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas
The Status of Glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas

Durban, South Africa

Findings from the most comprehensive assessment to date on climate change, snow and glacier melt in Asia’s mountainous Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region—site of Mount Everest and many of the world’s tallest peaks—highlight the region’s extreme vulnerability to climate change, as rising temperatures disturb the balance of snow, ice and water, threatening millions of mountain people and 1.3 billion people living downstream in Asia’s major river basins.

31 Jul 2008 description

About this Module

This publication is the first module of the ‘Resource Manual on Flash Flood Risk Management’ prepared under the project ‘Capacity Building for Flash Flood Risk Management and Sustainable Development in the Himalayas’, supported by the United States Agency for International Development, Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA).