Nepal quake may weaken moraine dams, say scientists

Moraine dammed lakes may also have weakened during the earthquake of 7.9 magnitude that hit Nepal on April 25, which could result in floods in future, scientists said on Sunday.

World Water Day: Hindu Kush turning warmer, say experts
World Water Day: Hindu Kush turning warmer, say experts

There are strong indications that the Hindu Kush, a mountain range extending west of the Himalayas, would be warmer and precipitation would increase, international water experts said on Sunday.

'Evidence of glacier retreat in Himalayas'

There is evidence of the retreat of glaciers in the eastern Himalayas but the river flows will not decline significantly in the coming decades, an international institute said on Monday.

Glaciers in Brahmaputra basin may reduce alarmingly: Study

Glaciers in the upstream basin of the Brahmaputra, a 2,900-km-long river that originates from Tibet and flows into the Bay of Bengal, are likely to reduce alarmingly by the middle of the 21st century, according to an international body which also warned that the overall flow in the river was likely to increase.

International conference on climate change kicks off in Kathmandu

An international conference on "mountain people adapting to change" kicked off in Kathmandu Sunday, aiming at providing a platform to discuss best ways to help mountain communities to deal with adverse impacts of climate change.

Mountains can resolve energy, water, food security issues

Freshwater from mountain systems is vital to maintain agricultural biodiversity, says David Molden, DG of ICIMOD, in an exclusive write-up for OneWorld South Asia.

Mountains can resolve energy, water, food security issues

Freshwater from mountain systems is vital to maintain agricultural biodiversity, says David Molden, DG of ICIMOD, in an exclusive write-up for OneWorld South Asia.