All articles for the topic: Glacial lake outburst flood

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National Inventory Future Glacier Lakes Peru

The following article presents the construction and usefulness of a first National Inventory of Future Glacier Lakes in the Peruvian Andes for new pathways of water and risk management.

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Risks and options from new lakes in the Andes of Peru

This study has been conducted in the framework of the SDC’s ‘Glacier Project+’ highlighting both potential risks and options from shrinking glaciers and growing lakes in the Southern Andes of Peru.

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Glaciology Curriculum

The Glaciology Curriculum provides access to 19 modules covering various aspects of glaciology, including the impacts of changing climate on glacier behavior and glacier hazards.

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Flood risk and Early Warning Systems in the Indian Himalayas

This science brief provides an example of an integrated adaptation response involving long term monitoring and an Early Warning System (EWS) in the Indian Himalayan Region.

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Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme

The Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme works to strengthen climate science (especially glaciology and related areas) and capacities for climate change adaptation planning. 

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Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE)

HI-AWARE conducts research and pilot interventions, capacity building and policy engagement on climate resilience and adaptation in the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins.

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SDC Global Brief: Climate Change and Glaciers

This Global Brief summarises SDC's activities regarding glacier melt and disaster risk reduction in Pakistan, Peru and China, and shows why Switzerland is recognised for its expertise in this field.

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Monitoring and early warning of glacial lake outburst floods in the area of Yarkant River

Average temperature in China has increased more than the global average. The melting ice from receding glaciers is heightening the risk of Glacier Lake Outburst Flood. 

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HiMAP Lessons Learned

The following report details the lessons learned during the implementation of the High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP) (www.highmountains.org) project between March 2012 and June 2015.

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Hazard Assessment of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood and Potential of ICTs for Coping

This poster is one of the posters featured at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015.

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Glacier Project

This poster is one of the posters featured at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015.

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CARIAA

The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) aims to build the resilience of vulnerable populations and their livelihoods in three climate change hot spots.

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Preparing for glacial lake outbursts in Peru

School children practice their emergency response in Carhuaz, Peru. © PRAA project staff / CARE

Peru has one of the largest concentrations in the world of tropical...

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Climate Talks in a Remote Mid Hill District of Nepal

Climate Talks in a Remote Mid Hill District of Nepal

On February 17 2013, the Nepal Climate Change Knowledge Management Center organised a Climate Change Awareness Program at Diktel.

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Asociación Bosque Modelo Jujuy

The Jujuy Model Forest Association was created in 2002 to administer the Model Forest Program in the Jujuy province of Argentina. We are a civil non-profit organization with legal status.

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Nepal: Adaptation Options

Review of potential measures for reducing vulnerability in Nepal

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Lessons learned from Bhutan NCAP Project

Recommendations

The main output from our project is the hazard and vulnerability maps for GLOFs along the Puna Tsang Chu from Khuruthang to Lhamoizingkha at the Bhutan-India border....

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Key findings from Bhutan NCAP Project

Decadal changes of lakes in the Lunana complex

Figure 1: Decadal changes in glacial lakes in the Lunana area.

An attempt has been made to map the changes of the glacial lakes in the...

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Bolivia Climate screening

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Introduction

We were requested by the Sida helpdesk at the University of Gothenburg to prepare a background paper (10-15 pages long) for participants in a Sida meeting in La Paz in...

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Bhutan NCAP Project

Introduction

“The Land of the Thunder Dragon”, “The Last Shangrila” and the “Land of the Peaceful Dragon” all refer to the tiny kingdom of Bhutan nestled in the eastern part of the...

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Methodology of Bhutan NCAP Project

Overview of the methodology

An overview of the methodology used in the preparation of hazard maps is shown in the above figure. The whole process of the preparation of the hazard maps was...

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Adaptation Fund: Reducing GLOF risks

Status: Approved

Project approved for funding by the Adaptation Fund Board, June 2010

Project Description

As glaciers retreat due to increasing temperatures glacial lakes start to...

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Response to impacts of glacial retreats

The project will support five pilot activities in Peru in response to the impacts of the rapid glacial retreat of the tropical Andes. Glacial melt and retreat pose significant threats to water...

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Adapting to Glacial Lake Outburst

A major proportion of Bhutan’s population is settled in fertile valleys along a number of river systems. When Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) occurs the lives and property of many...

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