Andean-Asian Mountains Global Exchange 2011 Proceedings

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The complete proceedings of the 2011 Andean-Asian Mountains Global Knowledge Exchange is a 235-page PDF book (27MB). Download the PDF here or from the link at the bottom of the table of contents, below, or view it online here:Cover

Table of Contents:

About the Andean Asian Global Exchange:

  • Priority research and action projects: The global glacial mountain partnership community of practice
  • Enhancing control and management of dangerous glacial lakes through Himalayan-Andean exchange, by A. Byers, The Mountain Institute
  • Prioritizing adaptation investments for development impact, by J. Furlow, USAID
  • Agenda Imja Lake Expedition 2011
  • Agenda Kathmandu conference & writers workshop
  • Participant list Adaptation Partnership Workshop

Nepal Himalayas:

  • Glacial lakes of the Hinku & Hongu valleys, Makalu-Barun NP&BZ, Nepal, by A. Byers, et. al.
  • Climate change, glacial lake insecurity, and institutional capacity in the Khumbu Himalaya, by J. Bury, UCSC
  • Repeat photography for detecting landscape change in Sagarmatha (Everest) NP, Nepal, by R. Garrard, et. al.
  • Laser scanning debris-covered glaciers and GLOF hazard, Khumbu, Nepal, by J. La Frenierre, Ohio State University
  • Lessons from Imja Expedition 2011, by P. R. Maskey, Ministry of Irrigation, Nepal
  • Local perspectives on water resources, Khumbu, Nepal, by O. Puschiasis, Tribhuvan University
  • Community-based participatory research in Imja Valley in Nepal's Sagarmatha National Park, Solu Khumbu, Nepal, by A.R. Sherpa, The Mountain Institute.
  • GLOF risk mitigation of Tsho Rolpa: positive and negative aspects, by A. B. Shrestha, ICIMOD
  • Proposals to Imja Lake Field Expedition, by V.I. Shatravin, National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Sounds of a glacier: applied acoustemology of Imja Lake expedition, by S. Spray
  • The Peruvian experience in treatment dangerous lakes and expedition to Imja Lake, Nepal, by C. Portocarrero, Glaciology Unit, Peru

Himalayas beyond Nepal:

  • Glaciers and glacial lake management, Bhutan, by S. Lhamo, Dept. Geology & Mines, Bhutan
  • Pakistan's glaciers and glacier recession impacts, by A. Masood, GCISC, Pakistan
  • Glacial lakes & associated floods in Hindu Kush-Himalayas, by P. Mool, ICIMOD
  • Glaciers and lakes under changing climate in Pakistan, by G. Rasul, Pakistan Meteorological Agency
  • Flood risk reduction in HKH, by M. Shrestha, ICIMOD
  • Glacier recession in Uzbekistan and its consequences, by P. Tomashevskaya et. al.
  • Reconstruction of glaciation Tien-Shan and Pamir, by V.I. Shatravin, National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Remote geohazards in Tajikistan: hazards of lake outburst floods and large landslides Pamir & Alai Mountains, by M. Shodmonov
  • Glacial lake inventory of Hindu Kush-Himalayas, by Lizong & Shiyin, CAREERI, and Mool & Joshi, ICIMOD

Global glaciers:

  • Adapting resource governance to global change: theoretical considerations, A. French, UCSC
  • Global overview of glaciers & contemporary change, G. Mark, Ohio State University

Andes (Peru, Bolivia):

  • Climate change and the construction of scenarios in Peruvian Andes, by M. B. Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen
  • Adapting to climate change in the Andes: Preliminary results of USAID's Peaks to Coast, by J. Recharte, The Mountain Institute
  • The Peruvian experience in treatment dangerous lakes and expedition to Imja Lake, Nepal, by C. Portocarrero, Glaciology Unit, Peru
  • Social-ecological pastoralist system responses to changes in Carabaya, Peru, by J. Postigo
  • Modeling a GLOF from Palcacocha Lake, Peru, by M. Somos & D. McKinney
  • Climate change, GLOF risk and glacial lake monitoring in Cordillera Apolobamba, Bolivia, by D. Hoffman, Bolivian Mountain Institute

Expedition Clip Book, The Mountain Institute

The Guardian, articles by Suzanne Goldenberg:

  1. Travelling with the Mountain Institute, I will visit Lake Imja on foot, learning about its development, and its potential risks
  2. Two days into the trip and the great injustice of climate change is clear: countries least responsible for the problem will suffer most
  3. Nepal wants to lift itself out of poverty by expanding its tourism industry but there is no strategy for waste disposal
  4. The disappearance of juniper bushes, which hold the soil together, will cause problems, Mountain Institute scientists say
  5. The Mountain Institute hopes it can assess the threat from Imja to villagers living below – and provide some solutions
  6. An anthropologist from Harvard, who has made a collection of awe-inspiring sounds, says it is like 'the belly of the Earth groaning’
  7. Himalayas earthquake brings home urgency of securing glacier lakes
  8. Everest’s ice is retreating as climate change grips the Himalayas
  9. Glacier Lakes: Growing danger zones in the Himalayas
  10. Calls for long-term Everest waste management plan – starting with toilets
  11. The mission to clean up Mount Everest

National Geographic Daily News, articles by Andrew Howley:

  1. Expedition to a new glacial lake
  2. Your questions answered from the mountain top

ClimateWire – Third Pole, articles by Lisa Friedman:

  1. In the land where 'the mountains used to be white,' science works slowly
  2. New research sheds doubt on doomsday water shortage predictions
  3. Can Asia put aside its rivalries to deal with the Himalayan melt?
  4. What happens when the lake comes down the mountain?
  5. Using the Himalayas as a laboratory to understand a dire new global threat
  6. Himalayans find monsoon changes 'very bad for business'
  7. Himalayan alchemy - a 'diamond' grows from garbage

The Rising Nepal: Rumour on Himalayas, by Bhimsen Thapaliya
All Headline News: U.S. offers help for dangerous Himalayan lake, by Anil Giri

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