Monthly Archives: September 23, 2011

  • Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies

    September 23, 2011

    The Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies has launched a major research project on water scarcity in Bangladesh and South Asia. The project will promote information-sharing on water between Bangladesh, India and Nepal and is supported by the Norwegian government.

  • Aman ki Asha

    September 23, 2011

    Aman ki Asha is a campaign for peace between India and Pakistan, jointly initiated by the Jang Group of Pakistan and The Times of India Group. They have focused on water issues in the past.

  • Changing glaciers and hydrology in Asia

    September 23, 2011

    This US Agency for International Development assessment published in 2010 concludes “long-term, comprehensive data for the remote glacierized areas of the Himalayas do not exist”.

  • Indus Basin Initiative

    September 23, 2011

    This is an ICIMOD initiative which aims to support detailed monitoring of snow, ice and water resources; build capacity; and develop water availability scenarios. Initially focused on Pakistan and Afghanistan, China and India are to be brought into the project later.

  • Atmospheric Brown Clouds Asia Project

    September 23, 2011 ICIMOD and UNEP are both participating in this project and manage two climate observatories in Nepal. It may expand its efforts in gathering and disseminating black carbon research and knowledge

  • South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation

    September 23, 2011

      South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation has set up centres on meteorological research, forestry, coastal zone management and disaster management, and in 2010 decided to launch additional climate-related commission initiatives. But the organisation remains relatively weak, with little autonomous capacity to act.

  • Aon Benfield Hazard Research Centre

    September 23, 2011

    Based at University College London, the Aon Benfield Hazard Centre helps transfer cutting-edge natural hazard and risk research from the academic environment to the business world and government and international agencies.