Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project

Period: 2010-2015

Research involved: melt models, flood models, field measurements on debris covered glacier, lake and terminal moraine (bathymetry surveys, GPR surveys, debris thickness and temperature, ablation stakes, etc.), and satellite imagery analysis 

  • People: Rishi Ram Sharma (Director General, DHM) and Top B. Khatri (National Project Manager)
  • Institute: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Nepal, GEF and UNDP
  • Funding: Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) managed by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UNDP
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