KATHMANDU: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) conference and workshop on Hindu Kush Himalayam Cryosphere kicked off in the capital this week.
The conference titled ‘Cryosphere of the Hindu Kush Himalayas’, was hosted at ICIMOD Headquarters and brought top scholars and practitioners from across the globe together to discuss the most recent research on snow, glaciers, glacial hydrology, and capacity building in cryospheric research in the region, stated a press release issued by the organisers.
During the week-long conference, participants presented papers and posters on the state of scientific research in the Himalayan cryosphere and best practices for collecting, coordinating, and disseminating data.
“We are uniquely positioned to become a regional knowledge hub for cryosphere research,” said Molden, “bringing together people, information, methodologies, and data to improve scientific understanding and make sure that knowledge is put to use for the people of the Hindu Kush Himalayas.”
Eighty-five conference participants from 16 countries, including nine outside the HKH region, attended the conference, which was supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United States Department of State.