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000027755 020__ $$a978 92 9115 194 3
000027755 037__ $$aICIMOD-BOOKS-2013-016
000027755 041__ $$aEnglish
000027755 245__ $$aGlacial Lakes and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in Nepal
000027755 260__ $$c2011
000027755 300__ $$a109
000027755 508__ $$aBooks and Booklets
000027755 507__ $$aResilenceHKH, cryosManual, KDRGLOF
000027755 511__ $$aKoshi, ICIMOD
000027755 511__ $$aCAphere, RPglacier, KDRR
000027755 520__ $$aGlacier thinning and retreat in the Himalayas has resulted in the formation of new glacial lakes and the enlargement of existing lakes due to the accumulation of meltwater behind loosely consolidated end moraine dams. Such lakes are inherently unstable and can be subject to catastrophic drainage (glacial lake outburst flood or GLOF), which is a potential source of danger to people and property in the valleys below them. Equally, glacial lakes are an important potential natural resource for water supply, which has yet to be effectively investigated. This publication describes the results of a systematic and comprehensive study of the status of glacial lakes and glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) risk in Nepal, including the vulnerability of downstream people and property and field studies of three of the most critical lakes. The assessment is intended to provide information for use in GLOF risk management in Nepal, as well as describing a detailed stepwise approach and methodology that can be applied throughout the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region. Region-wide cooperation is needed to develop a more coordinated approach and lay the foundations for a glacial lake outburst risk reduction policy.
000027755 650__ $$aClimate change
000027755 650__ $$aCryosphere
000027755 650__ $$aFloods
000027755 650__ $$aGlaciers
000027755 650__ $$aGLOFs
000027755 650__ $$aHazards and disaster
000027755 650__ $$aIce and snow
000027755 650__ $$aNatural hazards
000027755 655__ $$aWater management
000027755 655__ $$aGlacier lakes
000027755 655__ $$aGlaciers
000027755 655__ $$aFloods
000027755 655__ $$aRisk
000027755 655__ $$aVulnerability
000027755 655__ $$aNepal
000027755 653__ $$aWater management
000027755 653__ $$aGlacier lakes
000027755 653__ $$aGlaciers
000027755 653__ $$aFloods
000027755 653__ $$aRisk
000027755 653__ $$aVulnerability
000027755 653__ $$aNepal
000027755 690__ $$aClimate change
000027755 690__ $$aCryosphere
000027755 690__ $$aFloods
000027755 690__ $$aGlaciers
000027755 690__ $$aGLOFs
000027755 690__ $$aHazards and disaster
000027755 690__ $$aIce and snow
000027755 690__ $$aNatural hazards
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