Reaching the Most Vulnerable Across the Border: Community-based Flood Early Warning Systems
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is prone to natural hazards. Climate change and its impacts exacerbate this susceptibility. Floods and flash floods are major natural hazards in the HKH and are catastrophic to downstream communities. Many rivers and tributaries flowing from the mountains and hills of Nepal enter the plains of India forming flat, flood-prone, and partially waterlogged areas.
International Conference on Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia
Climate change and other drivers of change in the HKH have already begun to impact ecosystems and communities and often manifest in communities through an increasing vulnerability and exposure to natural disasters such as floods, droughts, and landslides. There is a need to strengthen approaches for building resilience in the mountains, as resilience is required for achieving many of the SDGs, and neglecting mountain resilience will inevitably lead to sustainability challenges in the plains.
Mr Shekhar Ghimire is a Nepalese national, born and raised in Kathmandu. After completing a university degree in Business Administration in Nepal, he studied Chartered Accountancy in New Delhi, India ...
Laurie Ann Vasily
Head Knowledge Management and Communication/Senior KM Specialist
Dr Laurie Ann Vasily joined ICIMOD as Head of Knowledge Management and Communication in January 2017 ...
Basanta Raj Shrestha
Director Strategic Cooperation
Regional Programme Manager
Mats Eriksson joined ICIMOD in December 2016 as the Regional Programme Manager for the Regional Programme on Cryosphere and Atmosphere ...
Prior to joining ICIMOD, Dr Aditi was a Senior Researcher at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based at Colombo, Sri Lanka and then at New Delhi, India ...
Dr Wu Ning, a Chinese national, joined ICIMOD in October 2011 ...