2019
  • ICIMOD publication

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Disaster Risk Reduction and Building Resilience in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

  • Ramesh Ananda Vaidya
  • Mandira Singh Shrestha
  • Nusrat Nasab
  • Deo Raj Gurung
  • Nagami Kozo
  • Neera Shrestha Pradhan
  • et al.
  • Summary

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH)—covering more than four million square kilometres from Afghanistan to Myanmar—is one of the world’s most ecologically diverse mountain biomes, with extreme variations in vegetation. It is also one of the most hazard-prone. Because of its steep terrain, high seismicity, fragile geological formation, and intense and highly variable precipitation, the HKH is especially vulnerable to floods, landslides, avalanches, and earthquakes (well-established).

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  • Language:
    English
  • Published Year:
    2019
  • Publisher Name:
    Springer