Philippus Wester

Regional Programme Manager

Dr Philippus (Flip) Wester joined ICIMOD in March 2013 as Chief Scientist Water Resources Management, and was appointed Regional Programme Manager of ICIMOD’s Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN) Regional Programme in 2018. He is the Coordinator of the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP), producing the first Comprehensive Assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya: Action to Sustain a Global Asset and the Principal Investigator and Project Leader of the HImalayan Adaptation, WAter and REsilience (HI-AWARE) research on glacier and snowpack depending river basins for improving livelihoods (www.hi-aware.org). He has actively contributed to developing and expanding the Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) and to the quality of ICIMOD science as the Chair of the ICIMOD publication committee from 2014 to 2018.

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The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment

This open access volume is the first comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. 

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Philippus is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.
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