Special reports, expert analysis and data apps

Himalayan glacier change 1980 to 2010

The Third Pole team has visualized glacial change in Nepal and Bhutan over forty years based on the datasets from the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). This app allows you to explore glacier change in each basin and animates changes for each decade.

Status of India's reservoirs

This data shows the relationship between the monsoon and water levels in major reservoirs across India. The data is taken from the Central Water Commission of India, which publishes weekly data through its newsletter. 

Brahmaputra: Towards Unity

The Brahmaputra is a key river in the region that encompasses India, Bangladesh, the Hindu Kush Himalaya mountain range and the Tibetan Plateau, widely known as the Third Pole. Around 2,900 kilometres long from its origins in the
glaciers of Tibet, one of the world’s most 
earthquake prone regions, to its confluence with the Ganga in Bangladesh, the Brahmaputra drains most of the eastern Himalayas. 

The uncertain future of the Mekong River

A compilation of articles from chinadialogue and thethirdpole.net explores the environmental challenges of dam building along the Mekong River in China and Southeast Asia.