Glacial lakes and GLOF hazard assessment and mitigation 2-day workshop

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2017

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Event details

Event TitleGlacial lakes and GLOF hazard assessment and mitigation 2-day workshop
Duration01 Jan 2017 → …
CityKathmandu
CountryNepal
TypeWorkshop

Description

This 2-day workshop held in Kathmandu, Nepal was organized by Aberystwyth University (UK) and Professor John Reynolds (Reynolds International Ltd., UK) with the aim of facilitating knowledge and expertise exchange between Chile and Nepal for glacier hazard assessment and mitigation. The specific objectives of the workshop are to: (1) To discuss wider challenges related to the monitoring and mitigation of glacier/glacial lake outburst floods; (2) Identify conceptual and methodological knowledge gaps in relation to glacier/glacial lake outbursts; (3) Enhance and facilitate knowledge exchange between Chilean and Nepalese stakeholders; (4) Compile group led recommendations which can used to improve awareness of GLOF risks and the preparedness of government and commercial stakeholders in Nepal and Chile; (5) Develop possible future collaborations between UK-Chile-Nepal government and commercial institutions. The workshop was attended by participants from the United Nations Development Programme, Aberystwyth University (UK), Kathmandu University (Nepal), Nepalese Army, Reynolds International Ltd. (UK), ICIMOD (Nepal), University of Magellenes (Chile), Himalayan Research Center (Nepal), Tribhuvan University (Nepal) and the Nepal Department of Hydrology and Meteorology ensuring multi-stakeholder knowledge transfer concerning the trigger mechanisms and potential risks of GLOFs in Chile and Nepal. The workshop was followed by multiple request of research collaboration between stakeholders in Chile, Nepal and the UK