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Year: 2016
Bhutan experiences frequent hydrometeorological disasters
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Year: 2016
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region encompasses the largest mountain system in the world extending from Myanmar in the East to Afghanistan in the West and covering the whole or part of Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan
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Year: 2016
The Flood Forecasting and Early Warning in Transboundary River Basins: A Toolkit, produced by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES), is a guide book for building capacity of flood management practitioners in transboundary river basins in the Asia-Pacific region
Year: 2016
In the Hindu Kush Himalayas every year heavy monsoon rains result in severe flooding, threatening lives and livelihoods
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Year: 2015
Extreme, flood-producing precipitation events in mountains threaten human life and local and national economies
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Year: 2015
Flood-risk management (FRM) is shaped by context: a society's cultural background; physical possibilities and constraints; and the historical development of that society's economy, politi- cal system, education, etc
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Year: 2015
The Himalayas have experienced several glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), and the risk of GLOFs is now increasing in the context of global warming
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Year: 2015
After the devastating 2010 flood in Pakistan, an early warning system (EWS) for river floods has been established in the Lai basin passing through the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi
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Year: 2015
The Annual Report 2014 gives a brief overview of ICIMOD’s activities over the past year
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Year: 2015
Rapid advances in communication technology are making access to information faster, more reliable, and cheaper
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Year: 2015
There is an emerging and urgent need for new approaches for the management of environmental challenges such as flood hazard in the broad context of sustainability
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Year: 2015
Analyzing the early warning of food security, this paper sets the self-sufficiency rate as the principal indicator in a standpoint of supplement
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Year: 2014
Summary Quantification of the contribution of the hydrologic components (snow, ice and rain) to river discharge in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is important for decision-making in water sensitive sectors, and for water resources management and flood risk reduction
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Year: 2014
A case study report of the good practices of the Sri Lankan Early Warning System (EWS) was prepared for the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme
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Year: 2014
For flood early warning systems to be fully effective, they must reach the end users and also meet the different needs of women and men
Year: 2014
Drought is among the most damaging, and least understood, of all “natural” hazards
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Year: 2014
The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has calculated that of the 5,210 disasters recorded in the world between 1991 and 2005, 2,029 (approximately 40 percent) have occurred in the Asia-Pacific region
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Year: 2013
A skillful early detection and warning system for severe and/or abrupt climate change would benefit both adaptation and preparedness
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Year: 2013
Pakistan is vulnerable to hazards of multiple nature and their frequent recurrence in recent years has significantly hampered our goal of sustained economic growth by causing massive losses to lives and property
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Year: 2013
The Annual Report 2012 gives a brief overview of ICIMOD’s activities over the past year, which included the development of a new strategic framework and five-year plan
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Year: 2013
Floods are one of the most common hazards in the world, affecting people’s lives and livelihoods
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Year: 2012
The Lesser Himalaya region is a densely populated, nonglacial tract of the Himalaya
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Year: 2012
Early warning technologies have greatly benefited from recent advances in communication and information technologies and an improved knowledge on natural hazards and the underlying science
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Year: 2011
A methodological proposal aimed at improving the effectiveness of interactions between the scientific community and local actors for decision-making processes in water management was developed and tested to two case studies, in Europe and Asia: the Upper Danube (Danube) and Upper Brahmaputra (Brahmaputra) River Basins
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Year: 2011
The integration of the Geographic Information System (GIS) with groundwater modeling and satellite remote sensing capabilities has provided an efficient way of analyzing and monitoring groundwater behavior and its associated land conditions
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Year: 2011
Early warning system (EWS) is an integral component of risk management for natural threats as societal catastrophes many of which are attributed to climate change is on the rise
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Year: 2010
The problem of supporting decision- and policy-makers in managing issues related to solid waste and water quality was addressed within the context of a participatory modeling framework in the Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone in Nepal
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Year: 2010
Widespread thinning and retreat of glaciers is leading to the formation of numerous melt-water lakes in their lower sections
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Year: 2009
The flooding that devastated the Amazonian department of Beni in 2008 was the worst in at least fifty years, affecting 118,000 people and around three quarters of the total surface area of Beni
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Year: 2009
This publication forms one of a series of six reports prepared under the ECHO-funded project on ‘Reducing the vulnerability of pastoral communities through policy and practice change in the Horn and East Africa’
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Year: 2009
Due to severe winter drought, 700,000 people in the Mid- and Far-Western Hills and Mountains are in need of immediate food assistance in addition to nearly one million people who are currently supported by WFP
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Year: 2009
A participatory assessment of the conditions for strengthening the technology-community linkages of tsunami early warning systems in the Indian Ocean
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Year: 2009
This publication says that climate change is a reality today, and some of the best evidence such as melting gla¬ciers comes from mountain areas
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Year: 2008
There is growing evidence that the climate change do has implications for drought vulnerable India with studies projecting future possible reductions in monsoon related rainfall in the country
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Year: 2008
Since industrialization, human activities have significantly altered the atmospheric composition, leading to climate change of an unprecedented character
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Year: 2008
Practical Action has been working on community based EWS (early warning systems) in Nepal since 2002 - specifically on systems which give early warning of flood
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Year: 2008
Since the early 1990s, countries in the South Asian region have been on high economic growth trajectories, but the expected improvements in human development levels have largely been non-commensurate in a number of well-being dimensions
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Year: 2008
An increasing number of evidences in recent years have clearly established the fact that anthropogenic climate change is a reality
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Year: 2008
This working paper compares the vulnerability to climate change of Bangladesh’s indigenous people with that of the Bengali population of Bangladesh in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT)
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Year: 2008
This research report assesses the impacts of climate change on agriculture, fresh water, biodiversity, and livelihood of the communities in the Makawanpur district of Nepal
Year: 2008
Global sources of change offer unprecedented challenges to conventional river management strategies, which no longer appear capable of credibly addressing a trap: the failure of conventional river defense engineering to manage rising trends of disordering extreme events, including frequency and intensity of floods, droughts, and water stagnation in the Hungarian reaches of the Tisza River Basin
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Year: 2008
Europe’s traditional cultural landscapes have undergone significant land-use and land-cover changes in the past 50 years
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Year: 2007
The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has calculated that of the 5,210 disasters recorded in the world between 1991 and 2005, 2,029 (approximately 40 percent) have occurred in the Asia-Pacific region
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Year: 2007
Flooding is one of the serious, common, and costly natural disasters that many countries are facing
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Year: 2007
The original study "Agricultural Genetic Resources in the Alps”, undertaken by the Stiftung Pro Specie Rara, was published in 1995 and successfully updated between 2000 and 2001 by the Monitoring Institute for Rare Breeds and Seeds
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Year: 2007
Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) are common natural hazards in the Himalaya
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Year: 2007
In virtually all countries where they are found, mountain communities are marginalized, commonly separated both physically and culturally from the centers of political and economic activity of the country
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Year: 2007
The Ratu Khola watershed employs flood-hazard mapping to study flood hazard, risk, and vulnerability in a watershed unit
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Year: 2007
The equitable and sustainable use of water is crucial to livelihoods and economic development in the Mekong Region
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Year: 2005
At least six devastating glacial floods occurred in the Karambar valley in the 19th and 20th century
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Year: 2005
The study using different satellite data and topographic maps since 1977 and available reports shows remarkable retreat of glaciers due to climate change in the Poiqu basin in Xixiabangma area – a common basin between China and Nepal
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Year: 2005
In the past decade, water shortage on the western and northern slopes of Mount Kenya and particularly in the adjoining lowland areas has reached a severity not experienced before
Year: 2005
This study highlights the assessment of snow and glacier cover for possible inferences of global climate change impacts in high mountains like the Himalaya
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Year: 2004
This paper presents an application of synergy methodology to a multiobjective operational control of reservoirs
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Year: 2004
Affected by Global Warming in the Mountains of the Himalayan RegionOne of the major objectives of the study was to identify areas where GLOF events had occurred and lakes that could pose a potential threat of GLOF in the near future
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Year: 2004
This report presents the findings of a series of Global Witness investigations into illegal logging in the Aural Wildlife Sanctuary in southwestern Cambodia in 2004
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Year: 2003
A long-term project has been initiated aimed at establishing a regional flood information system to reduce flood vulnerability and minimise the negative impacts of floods in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and its downstream plains areas
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Year: 2003
A long-term project has been initiated aimed at establishing a regional flood information system to reduce flood vulnerability and minimise the negative impacts of floods in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and its downstream plains areas
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Year: 2001
The glaciers of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas (HKH) are nature's renewable storehouse of fresh water
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Year: 2001
The glaciers of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas (HKH) are nature's renewable storehouse of fresh water
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Year: 2000
In recent years, watershed (catchment) health has become a major concern worldwide
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Year: 2000
In the winter of 1911, a massive earthquake-induced landslide in the Pamir Mountains of eastern Tajikistan completely blocked the valley of the Bartang (Murgab) River, a headwater tributary to the Amu Darya River basin
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Year: 1999
Forest resources share attributes with many other resource systems that make difficult their governance and management in a sustainable, efficient and equitable manner
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The Himalayas and its burning climatic concerns drew world attention at the latest round of UN climate talks in South Africa’s Durban, as the Kathmandu headquartered International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) released reports pointing at the dire consequences of the impact of climate change on the highest elevations on the earth
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