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									                                                                                                                    Current Work on Issues Related to Glacier Melt/Retreat in Asia
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                                                                                                                Subject Area of Focus
                                                                                                Geographic      and Expertise in Relation                                                                                                                              Comments/Relevant Publications
Organization Details                                                                            Area of Focus   to Glacial Melt           Summary of Activities                                                                        Partners                        and Resources
Name                 Key Contact             Contact Details               URL
Government Agencies (donor)
USAID                Heather D’Agnes,        hdagnes@usaid.gov,            www.usaid.gov/locat Central Asia;                             Changing Glaciers and Hydrology in Asia: Addressing Vulnerabilities to Glacier Melt Impacts   Asia-Pacific Regional Climate
                     Health Advisor;         mmelnyk@usaid.gov,            ions/asia/          South Asia;                                                                                                                             Change Adaptation
                     Mary Melnyk, Senior     kyarrow@usaid.gov                                 China                                                                                                                                   Assessment is being
                     Advisor, Natural                                                                                                                                                                                                  conducted by consultants
                     Resource                                                                                                                                                                                                          from the International
                     Management; and                                                                                                                                                                                                   Resources Group
                     Kristina Yarrow,                                                                                                                                                                                                  www.irgltd.com
                     Health Advisor
                       Winston Bowman,       wbowman@usaid.gov                                                                           Global Climate Change in the Asia Pacific Region: An analysis and roadmap in 2008, Asia-
                       Regional                                                                                                          Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment, and Black Carbon Emissions in Asia
                       Development
                       Mission for Asia
                       (RDMA)
                       Andrei Barannik,      abarannik@usaid.gov                                Central Asian                            Supported the Tajikistan weather and water forecasting agency to improve the collection,
                       Regional                                                                 Republics                                analysis, and exchange of data critical to water resource management, including the
                       Environmental                                                                                                     installation of a meteorological station at Fedchenko Glacier.
                       Advisor for Asia
                       (Central Asian
                       Republics)
                       Ayse Sezin Tokar      stokar@usaid.gov                                   Pan Asia                                 Disaster preparedness and hydrometeorlogical hazards
                       (OFDA)
                       Carrie Stokes, Global cstokes@usaid.gov                                  Pan Asia                                 SERVIR-Himalaya, located at ICIMOD
                       Climate Change
                       Team
                       LeAnna Marr (Asia                                                        Pan Asia
                       Bureau Education)
                       Ricki Gold (Asia                                                         Pan Asia
                       Bureau DG)
                       Neil Adlai Levine                                                        Pan Asia
                       (DCHA/CMM)
                       Dan Henry                                                                Pan Asia
                       (DCHA/OTI)
                       Pat Fn’Piere                                                             Pan Asia
                       (DCHA/DG/G)
                       Jim Franckiewicz,                                                        Pan Asia
                       Dan Deeley, Richard
                       Volk (Water team)

                       Tjip Walker                                                              Pan Asia
                       (DCHA/CMM)
US State               Joseph M Bracken                                                         Pan Asia                                 Looking into climate change impacts
                       (Population and
                       International
                       Migration)
                       Sumreen Mirza (OES)

                       Maria Placht          plachtmt@state.gov
                       Ingrid Specht         spechtik@state.gov
US National            Rich Engel, Director, Rich.engel@ugov.gov                                Pan Asia                                 Initiated an analysis of glacial melt and other water issues in Asia                          Henry L. Stimson Center in
Intelligence Council   Climate Change and                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington,
                       State Stability                                                                                                                                                                                                 (http://www.stimson.org/hom
                       Program                                                                                                                                                                                                         e.cfm).
Environmental          Tony Socci            Socci.Anthony@epamail.epa                          Pan Asia                                 Analysis of black carbon in Asia
Protection Agency                            .gov
(EPA)
US Army                Barbara Sotirin,      Barbara.j.sortirin@usace.ar                        Pan Asia                                 Worked on monitoring glacial melt in the region
                       Renee Chapman         my.mil
                       Sarah Kopczyniski     Sarah.e.kopczynski@afghan.                         Pan Asia, in                             Worked on monitoring glacial melt in the region in particular in Afghanistan
                                             swa.army.mil                                       particular
                                                                                                Afghanistan




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                                                                                                               Subject Area of Focus
                                                                                              Geographic       and Expertise in Relation                                                                                                                               Comments/Relevant Publications
Organization Details                                                                          Area of Focus    to Glacial Melt           Summary of Activities                                                                        Partners                         and Resources
Name                 Key Contact         Contact Details               URL
European             Esko Kentrschynsky, Esko.KENT@ec.europa.eu        ec.europa.eu/echo/i Hindu Kush-                                    Regional GLOF Risk Reduction Project: supported by DIPECHO and managed by the Bureau       UNDP
Commission (ECHO) Head, Asia & Latin                                   ndex_en.htm         Himalaya                                       for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, South and South-West Asia is being implemented through
                     America, Caribbean                                                                                                   UNDP Country Offices in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan. The project aims to complement
                     & Pacific Regions                                                                                                    the structural approaches towards GLOF risk reduction with sociological and community-
                                                                                                                                          based strategies for GLOF risk mitigation and preparedness as community participation in
                                                                                                                                          GLOF risk reduction has received little or no attention to date.

German                Mr Guenter          gtz-indien@gtz.de            http://www.gtz.de/e China, India,                                  Funding ICIMOD's Snow, Ice and Water resources study (Indus Region)                         ICIMOD
Development           Dresruesse, Country                              n/weltweit/572.htm Pakistan
Cooperation (GTZ)     Director, India

Ministry of Foreign   No specific           kirjaamo.um@formin.fi      formin.finland.fi/engl Hindu-Kush                                  Supporting current phase of ICIMOD Flood information system (Hindu-Kush Himalaya)           ICIMOD
Affairs, Finland                                                       ish                    Himalaya:
                                                                                              China, India,
                                                                                              Afghanistan,
                                                                                              Pakistan,
                                                                                              Bangladesh,
                                                                                              Bhutan.
                                                                                              Myanmar,
                                                                                              Nepal
SDC/Swiss Agency      Sybille Suter,        Chandragupta Marg,                                India                                       Key stakeholders contacted by G.F. Taylor during coutry visit; beginning to engage on
for Development       Counselor and         Chanakyapuri New Delhi                                                                        glaciers, urban water issues (partnered with USAID).
Cooperation           Country Director;     110 021
                      K.R. Viswanathan,     phone is 91.11.2687.7819
                      Senior Advisor        sybille.suter@sdc.net
                      (phone is
                      9810969235,
                      Email:
                      kr.viswanathan@sdc.
                      net)
SIDA                  Dr. Anders            anders.granlund@foreign.mi www.sida.se            Mekong sub-                                 SIDA/SENSA Funded IWMI report "Analysis of possible rainfall and temperature change in      IWMI; University of
                      Granlund, Director    nistry.se                                         region; India;                              the greater Mekong sub-region over the period 1960-2049" (See IWMI). SIDA supported         Gothenburg
                      of SENSA                                                                China                                       studies by the university of Gothenburg on India Environmental and Climate Change
                                                                                                                                          Analysis and also China Environment and Climate Change Policy Brief (both 2008) which
                                                                                                                                          contain some information and recommendations on glacial melt. Unclear if these have since
                                                                                                                                          been acted on.
National Agencies in Asia Managing Domestic Glacial Melt Issues
China Geological     Mr.Wang            24 Huangsi Dajie,Xicheng       http://old.cgs.gov.cn China             CGS is responsible for the Part of recent study measuring glacial melt in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau                    Qinghai-Tibet plateau study
Survey Institute,    Director-General   District,                      /Ev/english.htm                         centralized deployment                                                                                                 undertaken with Qinghai
Ministry of Land and                    Beijing 100011                                                         and organizing                                                                                                         Provincial Geological Research
Resources, China                        P.R.China                                                              implementation of basic,                                                                                               Institute and China University
                                        Tel.:+86 10 51632963                                                   public and strategic                                                                                                   of Geosciences
                                        51632906                                                               geological investigation
                                                                                                               and mineral exploration.


The Ministry of       Water Resources       MWR, International         http://www.mwr.gov China                Information not available Has a climate change research center
Water Resources,      Information Centre    Economic and Technical     .cn/english/aboutm
China                                       Cooperation and Exchange   wr.html
                                            Centre
Indian                Dr. Srinivasan        sriniren@gmail.com         www.imd.ernet.in       India            India's national           701 hydrometeorlogical observatories; 37 non-departmental Glaciological Observatories (21
Meteorological                                                                                                 meteorological             snow gauges; 10 ordinary gauges; 6 seasonal snow poles).
Department, India                                                                                              organization




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                                                                                             Geographic      and Expertise in Relation                                                                                                                                  Comments/Relevant Publications
Organization Details                                                                         Area of Focus   to Glacial Melt           Summary of Activities                                                                           Partners                         and Resources
Name                 Key Contact            Contact Details            URL
Ministry of          Dr. Jairam Ramesh,     envisect@nic.in            http://moef.nic.in/in India           Nodal agency of Central   Commissioned discussion paper: Himalayan Glaciers: A State-of-Art Review of Glacial             Geological Survey of India (GSI) This report questions the direct link
Environment and      Minister                                          dex.php                               Government for the        Studies, Glacial Retreat and Climate Change".                                                                                    between glacial retreat to global
Forests, India                                                                                               planning, promotion, co-                                                                                                                                   warming. Instead it demonstrates
                                                                                                             ordination and                                                                                                                                             that many glaciers are stable or
                                                                                                             overseeing the                                                                                                                                             have advanced and the rate of
                                                                                                             implementation of India's                                                                                                                                  retreat of many others has in fact
                                                                                                             environmental and                                                                                                                                          slowed. Resulted in controversial
                                                                                                             forestry policies and                                                                                                                                      statements made by Indian Prime
                                                                                                             programmes.                                                                                                                                                Minister refuting links between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        glacial melt and climate change.
Department of          Dr, Akhilesh Gupta, gakhilesh2002@yahoo.co.in, http://www.dst.gov.i India             Established to promote       Key stakeholders contacted by G.F. Taylor during coutry visit.
Science and            Advisor/Scientist,  akhilesh.g@nic.in          n/                                     new areas of Science &
Technology, India      Coordinator Climate                                                                   Technology and to play
                       Change Programme                                                                      the role of a nodal
                                                                                                             department for
                                                                                                             organising, coordinating
                                                                                                             and promoting S&T
                                                                                                             activities in the country.

The WADIA Institute Dr. R. K. Mazari,       mazarirk@wihg.res.in       http://www.wihg.res India             Carries out basic research Research activites in four areas: Tectonophysics; Petrology & Geochemistry; Lithogenesis-                                       One of a few key institutes working
of Himalayan        Scientist                                          .in/                                  in Himalayan Geology and Biostratigraphy and Earth Resources and Environment. One of the key agencies working                                              directly on glacial melt water
Glaciology,                                                                                                  related fields which       directly on glacial melt studies in India.                                                                                      studies in India (others include
Dehradun, India                                                                                              includes geodynamic                                                                                                                                        National Institute of Hydrology,
                                                                                                             evolution, mountain                                                                                                                                        Roorkee; and the G.B. Pant Institute
                                                                                                             building processes,                                                                                                                                        of Himalayan Environment and
                                                                                                             geoenvironment and                                                                                                                                         Development, Almora). Less
                                                                                                             mineral resources.                                                                                                                                         attention to climate change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        impacts/linkages.
Glaciological Survey, Dr. Sangewar          gewar@rediffmail.com,     www.portal.gsi.gov.i India             Glaciological surveying in Himalayan Glaciers: A state of the Art Review of Glacial Studies, Glacial Retreat, and                                          See above.
India (GSI)                                 cvsangewar@rediffmail.com n/                                     the northwest Himalaya. Climate Change. MOEF Discussion Paper by V.K. Raina. Draws on Raina's research since
                                                                                                                                        1956, backed by on-the-ground observation
G. B. Pant Institute   Dr. Varun Joshi      varunj63@yahoo.com         http://gbpihed.gov.i India            An autonomous Institute Environmental impact of recession of Himalayan Glaciers-A case study of Dokriani Bamak                                             Resource information database of
of Himalayan                                                           n                    Himalayan        of the Ministry of         Glacier. (Completed 2008). Also involved in Himalayan Glaciers: A state of the Art Review of                                    the Indian Himalaya. Envis
Environment and                                                                             region           Environment and Forests Glacial Studies, Glacial Retreat, and Climate Change (above). Currently involves in glacial                                        Monograph 3. ISSN 0972 - 1819
Development                                                                                                  (MoEF), Govt. of India.    studies in Sikkim and Uttrakhand. In Sikkim GBPIHED are working on glacial melt using RS &
(GBPIHED), India                                                                                             Focal agency for           GIS techniques in Tista river basin. In Uttarakhand GBPIHED have two type of studie: firstly
                                                                                                             integrated management examining the hydrometry of Gangotri glacier, and secondly in Dhauli & Goriganga basin
                                                                                                             strategies, conservation   (Kumaon Himalaya).
                                                                                                             of natural resource
                                                                                                             management, and
                                                                                                             environmentally sound
                                                                                                             development in the
                                                                                                             Indian Himalayan Region.
Department of          Dr. Keshav Prashad   keshav@dhm.gov.np          www.hydrology.gov. Nepal              Responsible for              Focal point for recent project The role of Glaciers in the Mountain Hydrology of Nepal: A    Regular collaboration with
Hydrology and          Sharma                                          np                                    monitoring snow and          Preliminary Assessment. Project estimated runoff from glacier-covered watersheds using       ICIMOD on glacial melt
Meteorology                                                                                                  Glacial Lakes, GLOF,         area-altitude distributed models                                                             studies; also previous
(DHM), Nepal                                                                                                 through the                                                                                                               collaboration with UNEP; focal
                                                                                                             establishment of                                                                                                          point for Preliminary
                                                                                                             monitoring stations;                                                                                                      assessment of glaciers by
                                                                                                             publication of                                                                                                            NSIDC and INSTAAR (funded
                                                                                                             snow/snow hydrology                                                                                                       by Word Bank and NASA)
                                                                                                             related data; estimation
                                                                                                             of snowmelt from high
                                                                                                             mountain region;
                                                                                                             providing guidelines for
                                                                                                             glacial melt activity in
Water and Energy       Sanjaya Dhungel (Sr. info@wec.gov.np            http://www.wec.gov Nepal              Nepal
                                                                                                             Coordinating arm of the      Focal agency for World Bank and IWMI glacial related studies and activities                  World Bank; IWMI
Commission             Divisional Engineer                             .np/                                  Water and Energy
Secretariat (WECS),                                                                                          Commission
Nepal




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                                                                                                             Subject Area of Focus
                                                                                             Geographic      and Expertise in Relation                                                                                                                   Comments/Relevant Publications
Organization Details                                                                         Area of Focus   to Glacial Melt           Summary of Activities                                                                           Partners          and Resources
Name                   Key Contact           Contact Details            URL
Ministry of Forests    Deepak Bohara,        bohara@sca.com.np Tel: .                        Nepal           Focal point for some of    Government focal point for much of the climate change activity in Nepal related to forests.    UNDP, DfID        In Nepal, climate change activites
and Soil               Minister of Forests   977-1-4211660                                                   climate change activity in Coordinating upcoming conference on glacial melt, biodiversity, payment for environmental                        are split largely between MOE and
Conservation           & Soil Conservation                                                                   Nepal                      services (PES) and REDD.Shared focal point for upcoming Alliance of Mountainous Countries                        MOFSC. While MOFSC generally
(MOFSC), Nepal                                                                                                                          Conference.                                                                                                      deals with forestry-related issues,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the recent move by a Joint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Secretary responsible for much of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MOE's climate change portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         means MOFSC may play an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         increasingly important role in glacial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         melt issues.
Ministry of        Mr. Purushottam           puru@most.gov.np , +977-                        Nepal           Focal point for most of    UNFCCC focal point, led on National Comuincation and NAPA (ongoing). Likely that NAPA will UNDP, DfID, Danida
Environment (MOE), Ghimire                   9841278600                                                      climate change activity in include at least one project on glacial melt, or at the very least raise glacial melt as a key issue
Nepal              Joint Secretary,                                                                          Nepal                      of vulnerability. Also taking leadership on forthcoming Alliance of Mountainous Countries
                   Environment                                                                                                          Climate Change Conference.
                   Division
Geological Survey of Sonam Tshering,         sting@druknet.bt           http://www.mti.gov. Bhutan                                      Government focal point for UNDP project Reducing Climate Change-induced Risks and              UNDP
Bhutan,              Secretary                                          bt/departments.htm                                              Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in the Punakha-Wangdi and Chamkhar
Department of                                                                                                                           Valleys. April 2008 - December 2012. Project involves education of GLOF risk in the Punakha-
Geology and Mines,                                                                                                                      Wangdi and Chamkhar Valleys in Bhutan. See UNDP entry for details.
Ministry of
Economic Affairs
Bangladesh Water  No specific                cm-bwdb@bangla.net         http://www.bwdb.go Bangladesh        Leading organization for   No explicit work on glacial melt but would be a key contact for any work on associated
Development Board                                                       v.bd/                                water resources            downstream issues as it is a key national agency for work on flood forecasting and hydro-
(WDB)                                                                                                        management and             meteorological data management
                                                                                                             development
Water Resources        Dhali Abdul Qaium,    9880879                    http://www.warpo.g Bangladesh        An agency of the           Deals with nation wide water resources planning and management. Assists other agencies in
Planning               Director General                                 ov.bd/                               Government of the          planning, monitoring, studies and investigations related to water resources.
Organization                                                                                                 People's Republic of
(WARPO)                                                                                                      Bangladesh under the
                                                                                                             Ministry of Water
                                                                                                             Resources (WARPO is an
                                                                                                             apex body).
Pakistan               No specific           pmd@pakmet.com.pk          http://www.pakmet. Pakistan          The Pakistan               Installed weather monitoring stations throughout Pakistan. Conducted study in November     ICIMOD                In the process of being upgraded
Meteorological                                                          com.pk/                              Meteorological             2009 which concluded that the Himalayan glaciers, particularly Siachen, have been receding
Department                                                                                                   Department is both a       for the last 30 years, with losses accelerating to alarming levels in the past decade.
                                                                                                             scientific and a service
                                                                                                             department, and
                                                                                                             functions under the
                                                                                                             Ministry of Defence.
Ministry of Water   Mr. Rashid Ali           dswater@mowp.gov.pk        http://202.83.164.26 Pakistan                                   Installed dozens of telemetry stations in the Northern Areas to monitor glacial flow           World Bank, ADB   Only a few of the telemetry stations
and Power, Pakistan Deputy Secretary                                    /wps/portal/Mowp/!                                                                                                                                                               are in working condition
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                                                                                                                 Subject Area of Focus
                                                                                                 Geographic      and Expertise in Relation                                                                                                                               Comments/Relevant Publications
Organization Details                                                                             Area of Focus   to Glacial Melt           Summary of Activities                                                                             Partners                    and Resources
Name                   Key Contact           Contact Details                URL
Global Change          Dr. Qamar-Uz-         gcisc@comsats.net.pk           http://www.gcisc.org Pakistan        Secretariat to the Prime     Recommended contact, specific information on glacial melt activities not available.                                        Recommended contact despite no
Impact Studies         Zaman Chaudhry                                       .pk/                                 Minister's Committee on                                                                                                                                 explicit work on glacial melt
Centre, Pakistan       Director General,                                                                         Climate Change
                       Pakistan
                       Meteorological
                       Department
Geological Survey of   Head Office           qta@gsp.gov.pk                 www.gsp.gov.pk       Pakistan        Focal point for geological Recommended contact, specific information on glacial melt activities not available.
Pakistan               Director General                                                                          investigation
Afghan Ministry of     Information not       Information not available      Information not      Afghanistan     Information not available Currently upgrading the national hydro-meteorological network by installing 174 new               EIRP funded by World Bank   Very little national capacity for
Energy and Water       available                                            available                                                       hydrological stations with facility to measure basic meteorological parameters, as part of the   and facilitated by FAO      climatological, meteorological and
                                                                                                                                            Emergency Irrigation Rehabilitation Project (EIRP)                                                                           hydrological assessment and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         forecasting in Afghanistan following
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         eradication during the war.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rehabilitation has begun. US
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Geological Survey is currently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         undertaking large scale glaciological
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         study (see research institutions).
Uzhydromet (Centre     Mr. Sergey            phone is +998-71-235-83-29, www.climate.uz          Uzbekistan      UNFCCC focal point which National focal point for UNDP/GEF project "Uzbekistan - country study on climate change"           UNDP/GEF
of                     Myagkov, Head of      fax: +998-71-235-20-25.                                             manages all data on      which included conclusions on glacial melt contribution to water distribution patterns. Also
Hydrometeorological    International                                                                             climate change           conducted studies on modelling accelerated glacial melting and consequences for runoff of
Services,              Department,                                                                                                        the Amu Darya, Zeravshan, and Syr Darya
Uzbekistan)            SANIGMI,
                       Uzhydromet
Tajik Hydromet         Mahmad Safarov,       mahmad@meteo.tj                www.meteo.tj/eng/ Tajikistan         Hydromet is the main         Hydrometeorological observations network includes 57 hydrometeorological stations.                                         Recommendations from
Agency                 head of state Tajik                                  main1.html                           agency dealing with          Conduct observations over the height and temperature, glacier mass and snow reserves,                                      USAID/CAR: Hydromet has a lot of
                       Hydromet Agency                                                                           snow/glacial monitoring      water and chemical composition etc, glacial lake observations (including flow and changes to                               needs with respect to glacial melt
                                                                                                                 in Tajikistan.               characteristics)                                                                                                           monitoring as a source of water for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the entire Amudarya river. Main of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         them is lack of data monitoring and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         communication capacity. Only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         agency with resources for these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         activities - reflect lack of resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for academic/other instutions.

Institute of        Dr. Igor V. Severskiy,   99 Pushkin Street, Almaty                           Khazakhstan     Working on glacier
Geography, Ministry Glaciologist             040010,                                                             monitoring and other
of Education and                             iseverskiy@gmail.com;                                               scientific issues
Science                                      phone is 7(3272)938831,
                                             fax: 7 (3272) 918102

Ministry of                                   22 Beibitshilik Street,                            Khazakhstan     Disaster preparedness
Emergency                                    Chancellery, Astana; phone                                          and response for Glacial
Situations                                   is (7172) 60-2133                                                   Lakes Outburst Floods

Institute of           Duishen               533, Frunze street, Bishkek;                        Kyrgyzstan      This Institute has
Hydrology and          Mamatkanov,           phone is +996 550 992911                                            expertise in glacial
Water Problems         Director                                                                                  monitoring, glacial lake
                                                                                                                 outburst floods, and
                                                                                                                 glaciers' contributions to
                                                                                                                 water flow.
State Agency for the Mr. Arstanbek           228, Toktogul Street           www.irinnews.org/R Kyrgyzstan                                     UNFCCC focal point, led on most recent National Communication, under which reviews of          UNDP                        Glacial research is based on
Environment          Davletkeldiev,          720001 Bishkek                 eport.aspx?ReportId                                               climate-change related glacial melt were carried out.                                                                      extrapolation
Protection and       Director                Kyrgyzstan                     =80420 [URL of                                                                                                                                                                               of results of the fragmentary
Forestry, Kyrgyzstan                                                        report on glacial                                                                                                                                                                            monitoring of separate glaciers
                                                                            melt in Kyrgyzstan]




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                                                                                                            Subject Area of Focus
                                                                                           Geographic       and Expertise in Relation                                                                                                                                     Comments/Relevant Publications
Organization Details                                                                       Area of Focus    to Glacial Melt           Summary of Activities                                                                                Partners                       and Resources
Name                 Key Contact          Contact Details           URL
Multilaterals and UN Agencies
World Bank           Claudia Sadoff, Lead Csadoff@worldbank.org     http://www.worldba Afghanistan,         Mostly water                    About to initiate national project on Integrated Water Resources Management in Kabul           In Nepal, WB is working with
                     Economist, South                               nk.org/            Bangladesh,          management related              River Basin, Afghanistan. Undertook review in 2008: Europe and Central Asia Region: How        WECS
                     Asia Region; Charles                                              Bhutan, China,       activities related to glacial   Resilient is the Energy Sector to Climate Change? Which included review of potential glacial
                     Cormier, Head,                                                    India, Pakistan,     melt.                           melt impacts; Nepal Water Resources Knowledge Base Development project proposal to
                     Environment Team                                                  and Nepal                                            strengthen the Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS) to become a centre of
                     (India); Tapas Paul,                                                                                                   excellence in terms of possessing a state-of-the-art spatial knowledge base on the major
                     Sr. Environment                                                                                                        basins of the country and the modelling and stakeholder facilitation skills to help develop
                     Specialist, India;                                                                                                     basin plans. Will build a spatial database on water resources that will include up to date
                     Sanjay Pahuja,                                                                                                         information on glaciers, glacial lakes, and GLOF risk. To be completed July 2010. South Asia
                     preparing new                                                                                                          Water Initiative (See DfID)
                     Ganges Basin
                     project, India
UNEP                Dechan Tsering,      dechen.tsering@unep.org,   www.unep.org/geo/      Regional focus   Global Outlook for Ice and      Facilitated the first major publication on Inventory of Glaciers, Glacial Lakes and Glacial Lake ICIMOD; AIT; WCMS            Sent short brief on potential role for
                    Deputy Regional                                 geo_ice/,              on Central and   Snow investigates               Outburst Floods in Bhutan and Nepal in 2001 with ICIMOD and other expert institutions.                                        UNEP in possible USAID investment
                    Director                                        www.rrcap.unep.org     South Asia.      linkages between Ice,           Facilitated the assessment of the impacts of climate change on Himalayan glaciers and                                         programme, available on request.
                                                                    /glofbhutan/Bhutan     GLOF             snow and climate                glacial lakes in 2007 with ICIMOD and other expert institutions                                                               Inventory of Glaciers:
                                                                                           monitoring in    change.GLOF research in         Facilitated compilation of Inventory of Glaciers, Glacial Lakes and the identification of                                     http://www.rrcap.unep.org/issues/g
                                                                                           the Hindu-       Hindu Kush; Conservation-       potential Glacial lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) in the Pumqu Basin, Tibet Autonomous                                           lof/glof/index.htm
                                                                                           Kush             based adaptation and            Region of PR China, Tista Basin, and Sikkim Himalaya.                                                                         Black Carbon Data:
                                                                                           Himalayan        mitigation in mountain          Facilitating the establishment of a network of strategically located black carbon                                             http://www.rrcap.unep.org/abc/dat
                                                                                           region with      regions.                        observatories in Hindu Kush Himalaya and Karakorum region with EVK2-CNR. 6-year time                                          a/abc/index.html
                                                                                           particularly                                     series data on black carbon have been compiled                                                                                Assessment Report:
                                                                                           emphasis on                                       In Central Karakorum and Kailash Sacred Mountain areas, UNEP are working with AIT to                                         http://www.rrcap.unep.org/abc/imp
                                                                                           Bhutan. Also                                     develop two sustainable development master plans and mainstreaming climate change                                             act/index.cfm
                                                                                           two major                                        adaptation and mitigation options in the development agenda. Also sponsored recent
                                                                                           conservation                                     International Workshop reviewing State of Troposphere Temperature, Pollution, Melting
                                                                                           initiatives in                                   Glaciers and their Potential Impact on Monsoon and High Altitude Vegetation in the
                                                                                           Central                                          Himalayas-Tibetan Plateau, Dec 28-29, 2009, New Delhi. India. Workshop report includes
                                                                                           Karakorum and                                    full discussion of recent IPCC glacial melt statement controvery, with many of the implicated
                                                                                           Kailash Sacred                                   actors present.
                                                                                           Mountain
                                                                                           areas.

UNDP                Gernot Laganda,      gernot.laganda@undp.org    http://sdnhq.undp.or   GLOF projects    GLOF                            Reducing Climate Change-induced Risks and Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst             DIP-ECHO
                    Regional Technical                              g/gef-                 in India,                                        Floods in the Punakha-Wangdi and Chamkhar Valleys. April 2008 - December 2012. Project
                    Advisor Climate                                 adaptation/projects/   Pakistan,                                        involves education of GLOF risk in the Punakha-Wangdi and Chamkhar Valleys in Bhutan. The
                    Change Adaptation                               websites/index.php?    Nepal and                                        project will integrate climate risk projections into existing disaster risk management practices
                                                                    option=com_content     Bhutan;                                          and implement corresponding capacity development measures. It will demonstrate practical
                                                                    &task=view&id=203;     Community-                                       measures to reduce climate change-induced GLOF risks from the potentially dangerous
                                                                    http://www.undp.or     based                                            Thorthormi glacier lake, and facilitate replication of the respective lessons learned in other
                                                                    g.bt/                  adaptation                                       high-risk GLOF areas, both within and outside Bhutan. Will also ensure that early warning
                                                                                           project in                                       mechanisms for the Punakha-Wangdi Valley, which is currently not equipped to handle the
                                                                                           Kazakhstan                                       full extent of potential GLOF risks, is expanded to incorporate coverage of this growing
                                                                                                                                            threat. Lessons learned from this initiative will enable up-scaling of early warning systems in
                                                                                                                                            other disaster-prone areas downstream of potentially hazardous glacier lakes. Regional GLOF
                                                                                                                                            Risk Reduction Project. The project aims to complement the structural approaches towards
                                                                                                                                            GLOF risk reduction with sociological and community-based strategies for GLOF risk
                                                                                                                                            mitigation and preparedness as community participation in GLOF risk reduction has received
                                                                                                                                            little or no attention to date.Undertaking community based adaptation programmes with
                                                                                                                                            mountain communities in Kazakhstan, some of which specifically address glacial melt
                                                                                                                                            vulnerabilities.




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                                                                                                     Subject Area of Focus
                                                                                   Geographic        and Expertise in Relation                                                                                                                                       Comments/Relevant Publications
Organization Details                                                               Area of Focus     to Glacial Melt           Summary of Activities                                                                                 Partners                        and Resources
Name                 Key Contact         Contact Details       URL
Asian Development Cindy Malvicini,       cmalvicini@adb.org    http://www.adb.org/ ADB state that     Focus on risk                 Glacial Melt and Downstream Impacts on Indus-Dependent Water Resources and Energy                Government and NGO
Bank (ADB)           Water Resources                           climate-change/afg- their loan        management and                (Afghanistan/India). An ADB Small Grant for Adaptation Project. Expected outputs include:         partners; IFPRI
                     Management                                ind-downstream.asp operations are     adaptation requirements       gap-analysis on the state of knowledge (modelling, impacts, risk analysis) in Western
                     Specialist, South                                             better aligned,   supporting the water and      Himalayas (Afghanistan, Pakistan and north India), and ADB water and hydro-energy
                     Asia Division                                                 in the medium-    hydro-energy sectors          project/programs area in particular; project stakeholders to formulate a practical Mountain
                                                                                   term, in the                                    Glacier and Downstream Water Risk Management Framework & Adaptation Guide; desk and
                                                                                   Indus river                                     field rapid climate impacts and risk screening of ADB's project portfolio and pipeline in the
                                                                                   basin (Pakistan                                 water and energy sectors in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
                                                                                   and Central                                     Also funded IFPRI study "Addressing Climate Change in the Asia and Pacific Region:
                                                                                   and East                                        Building the Climate Resilience of the Agricultural Sector". Study focuses on 4 South Asian
                                                                                   Afghanistan,                                    countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal). Analyses relationship between
                                                                                   North India),                                   agricultural productivity and glacier retreat, floods, droughts, erratic rainfall and other
                                                                                   given the                                       climate change impacts.
                                                                                   anticipated
                                                                                   impacts of
                                                                                   climate change
                                                                                   and glacial
                                                                                   melt in the
                                                                                   Western
                                                                                   Himalayas.

Non-Government organizations
The Mountain      Alton Byers, Director abyers@mountain.org;   www.mountain.org    Asia              Analysis of glacial retreat   Study of glacial fluctuations in Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) National Park through ground-            ICIMOD;USAID; IGES; Hongu       One of few organizations working
Institute         of Research and       bdavis@mountain.org                        programmes in     by combining field and        truthing of remote sensing data [first scientific study in Hongu valley to photograph and         valley study funded by Waitt    on ground-truthing of remote
                  Conservation; also                                               China, Nepal      laboratory-based              assess condition of 11 new glacial lakes]; glacial lake studies including Imja lake, Nepal, now   Grants Programme of National    sensing in glacial retreat/glacial lake
                  Bob Davis, Chief                                                 (Regional         investigations; work on       one of the largest and most high-risk of GLOF; Climate resilience building through training in    Geographic Society, and         studies. Also, developing proposals
                  Operating Officer;                                               Office), and      glacial lakes; also work on   the use of USAID’s Vulnerability and Adaptation approach; Increasing awareness for highland-      undertaken in partnership       to facilitate CBA approaches in
                  also Brian Peniston;                                             India             adaptation - community        lowland interactive systems and dependencies; Promoting highland conservation as one of           with glaciologists from         mountain and glacial regions; and
                  and Florence Zapata                                                                based and technical           the best climate change buffers; awareness building and education; promoting south-south          Hokkaido University and         strengthening south-south dialogue
                  (Instituto de                                                                      responses - with              dialogue and technology transfer on vulnerability in glacial regions [proposal to transfer        ICIMOD. Climate change          on adaptation technologies in
                  Montana)                                                                           vulnerable mountain           lessons from Peru to Himalayas]; GLOF risk reduction through reinforcing terminal moraines        workshop in late 2010 to be     mountain regions; in particular the
                                                                                                     communities; focus on         of lakes/digging channels to relieve water pressure; as well as community-based adaptation        organised in conjunction with   transfer of technologies for tapping
                                                                                                     mountain conservation as      among vulnerable mountain communities. Organising a climate change workshop in Nepal in           USAID, National Science         glacial lakes to reduce GLOF risk and
                                                                                                     one buffer to climate         late 2010 to share outputs of glacial lake studies and as follow-on to 2009 "Adapting to World    Foundation and ICIMOD.          also generate small-scale
                                                                                                     change impacts.               Without Glaciers" conference in Peru.                                                                                             hydropower; and building upstream-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     downstream linkages at commnity,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     private sector, and local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     government levels. ITN-TV interview
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     by Dr Byers at the Imja lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     November 2009:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     /ITN/2009/12/01/T01120908/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Byers, A. 2007. An assessment of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     contemporary glacier fluctuations in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nepal’s Khumbu Himal using repeat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     photography. Himalayan Journal of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sciences, 4(6).


Asia Disaster        Mr. Subbish; also   sriniren@gmail.com    www.adpc.net/       Asia and Pacific Disaster risk reduction        Various climate risk management activities; early warning systems/climate forecasting
Preparedness         Dr. Srinivasan                                                                 agency
Centre (ADPC),
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                                                                                                            Subject Area of Focus
                                                                                            Geographic      and Expertise in Relation                                                                                                                                     Comments/Relevant Publications
Organization Details                                                                        Area of Focus   to Glacial Melt           Summary of Activities                                                                            Partners                           and Resources
Name                 Key Contact           Contact Details            URL
WWF                  John Miceler,         tariq.aziz@wwfnepal.org,   www.panda.org,        Eastern         Mostly adaptation            "Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems in the Himalayas (CCIFEH)" project           The CCIFEH project is a            The 2005 report "An Overview of
                     Managing Director,    Jon.Miceler@wwfus.org;     www.worldwildlife.o   Himalayas       focused but also policy      builds on the 2 year Himalayan Glaciers and Rivers Project funded by WWF NL 2004-6, which     collaborative effort between       Glaciers, Glacier Retreat and
                     Eastern Himalayas     shirish@wwfindia.net;      rg/what/wherewewo     (Nepal,         aspects and field research   documented the impact of climate change on glacier melt in the Himalayas. Builds on glacial   WWF India and the Birla            Subsequent Impacts" contains
                     Program. Also Tariq   dghose@wwf.india.net       rk/easternhimalayas   Bhutan,         aspects including            research in the Indian and Nepali Himalayas and on the Tibetan Plateau and will link to       Institute fo technology,           statements based on the now
                     Aziz, Leader of WWF                              /index.html           northern        monitoring retreat at        ongoing freshwater and species programme work in the Ganga Basin of India. In Nepal, will     Extension Centre, Jaipur, India,   controversial article from The New
                     Living Himalaya                                                        Myanmar,        river source areas on the    implement adaptation measures in Gokyo lake, and support the High Altitude Wetlands           who worked with the Forest         Scientist magazine "Flooded Out -
                     Initiative, Nepal.                                                     southeast       Tibetan plateau.             project in Ladakh, India.                                                                     Department, Government of          Retreating glaciers spell disaster for
                     Also Shirish Sinha,                                                    Tibet and                                    An Overview of Glaciers, Glacier Retreat, and Subsequent Impacts in Nepal, India and          India. The Glacial Retreat         valley
                     Head, Climate                                                          northeast                                    China. A detailed review in 2005 of glacial retreat and impacts in Nepal, India and China,    publication is a joint effort      communities" published 5 June
                     Change and Energy                                                      India)                                       which is in the process of being updated.                                                     between WWF Nepal, WWF             1999. This article has recently been
                     Programme, WWF-                                                                                                     Monitoring the glaciers of the Himalayas, Nepal. In both Nepal and Bhutan, WWF are            India and WWF China.               exposed as containing erroneous
                     India; and Dr                                                                                                       undertaking the following:                                                                    National Governmental              statements relating to glacial melt
                     Dipankar Ghose,                                                                                                     1. Monitoring glacial retreat in areas that dangerous glacial have formed                     partners on this project           claims. A correction has been issued
                     Eastern Himalaya                                                                                                    2. Monitoring upper watershed flows-water quality, quantity and frequency changes             included DHM/MOEST in              by WWF. Other relevant
                     and Terai                                                                                                           3. Establishing early warning systems for communities at risk from GLOFs.                     Nepal; HIGH ICE-India Glacier      publications include: Witnessing
                     Programme, WWF-                                                                                                     4. (Bhutan only): Manually reducing water levels in dangerous glacial lakes by hand through   Research Group, Jawaharlal         Change: Glaciers in the Indian
                     India.                                                                                                              digging of trenches and pumping water out. Also doing a lot of village work in Bhutan and     Nehru University                   Himalayas. 2009. WWF India and
                                                                                                                                         Nepal with communities living near glaciers that are receding and which have dangerous        (JNU), New Delhi, India; and       BIT.
                                                                                                                                         glacial lakes near them. In Tibet WWF's work focuses on:                                      the Chinese Academy of             An Overview of Glaciers, Glacier
                                                                                                                                         1. Climate witness work (community-based adpatation approach) where designated                Sciences (CAS) in China. In        Retreat, and Subsequent Impacts
                                                                                                                                         nomads living near glaciers and wetland river source areas capacitated to report on changes   Nepal, work with Department        in
                                                                                                                                         in rangeland ecology, glacier shifts, weather changes                                         of Hydrology and Meteorology       Nepal, India and China. 2005. WWF
                                                                                                                                         2. Baseline monitoring of certain glaciers                                                    (DHM) and Tribhuvan                Nepal.
                                                                                                                                         3. General community based adaptation                                                         University.
IUCN                Mr. Ahmad Saeed        ahmad.saeed@iucnp.org      http://www.iucn.org Pakistan,         Working with                 Hindu Kush-Karakoram-Himalaya regional project (ended mid-2009): Aims to support               ICIMOD) and the Italian NGO
                    Principal Expert                                  /about/union/secret Nepal, China      Government of Pakistan       capacity to understand/manage high altitude ecosystems from a systems perspective.             Cooperazione e Sviluppo
                    Global Change                                     ariat/offices/asia/reg                on climate-related           Focused on three protected areas: Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal, the Central Karakoram (CESVI)
                                                                      ional_activities/elg/?                disaster management in       National Park (CKNP) in Pakistan and Qomolangma Nature Preserve in the Tibet Autonomous
                                                                      712/Finding-a-                        Pakistan                     Region of China.IUCN is supporting a number of specific activities including the development
                                                                      workable-                                                          of a shared vision for the area through innovative scenario planning tools; providing resource
                                                                      conservation-model-                                                baselines through GIS mapping and research; working to coordinate diverse actions and
                                                                      for-high-altitude-                                                 interests in the area; applying new planning and management tools such as Qualitative
                                                                      ecosystems                                                         Systems Analysis and use of IUCN Protected Area Categories in zoning plans.

CGIAR Challenge     No specific                                       http://cpwfbfp.pbwo "Basin Focal      An international, multi-     Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Glacier Melt and Potential Adaptations for                                       Nb CIGAR is a coperative of
Program on Food                                                       rks.com/            Project" in the   institutional research       Indian Agriculture.                                                                                                              organizations rather than one
and Water                                                                                 Indo-Ganges,      initiative with a strong                                                                                                                                      specific
                                                                                          Volta, Yellow     emphasis on north-south
                                                                                          River &           and south-south
                                                                                          Mekong basins     partnerships.

Practical Action    Gehendra Gurung        gehendra.gurung@practical http://www.practical Nepal             Technology focus, from       Porjects on community-based adpatation, especially related to water management.
                    (Nepal office)         action.org.np             action.org/nepal/regi                  R&D through to
                                                                     on_nepal                               implementation
LiBird              Apar Paudyal,          apaudyal@libird.org,       http://www.libird.or Nepal            Community-based              Coordinating agency for the 2008 Nepal NGO Group Bulletin on Glacial Mel. See                 IIED; DfID
                    programme officer                                 g/                                    adpatation and               http://www.forestrynepal.org/images/ClimateChange_issue2_Final.pdf.
                                                                                                            development
Navdanya            Dr. Vandana Shiva,     ndana@vandanashiva.com www.navdanya.org          India, Himalaya Community-based              Over the last year, Navdanya / Research Foundation teams have worked with local
                    Director               / vandana.shiva@gmail.com                                        adaptation                   communities in Uttarakhand and Ladakh to assess the impact of climate change on their
                                           / vshiva@vsnl.com                                                                             ecosystems and economies and to evolve community-based adaptation - participatory plans
                                                                                                                                         for climate change adaptation.
People's Science    Dr. Ravi Chopra,       psiddoon@gmail.com         www.peoplesscience India              Research and                 Key stakeholders contacted by G.F. Taylor during coutry visit.
Institute (PSI)     Director                                          institute.com                         development activities.
                                                                                                            Many activities around
                                                                                                            watershed management




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                                                                                                         Subject Area of Focus
                                                                                         Geographic      and Expertise in Relation                                                                                                                             Comments/Relevant Publications
Organization Details                                                                     Area of Focus   to Glacial Melt           Summary of Activities                                                                            Partners                   and Resources
Name                 Key Contact          Contact Details             URL
People's Association Shekhar Pathak       (5946) 236191, 239162       www.pahar.org/drup India           PAHAR is a non-profit       Key stakeholders contacted by G.F. Taylor during coutry visit.
for Himalaya                                                          al                                 organization dedicated to
Research (PAHAR)                                                                                         raising awareness of the
                                                                                                         fragile Himalayan
                                                                                                         environment and bringing
                                                                                                         together scientists, social
                                                                                                         activists, and common
                                                                                                         people to save the
                                                                                                         Himalayas.


The Executive         Sagit Ibatullin     280, Dostyk Ave., Almaty,                      Aral Sea        evaluating proposals for
Committee of the                          Kazakhstan tel.:+ 7 (727)                                      glacial work because
International Fund                        387 34 31                                                      glaciers provide water to
for saving the Aral                                                                                      the Aral Sea
Sea
Central Asian         Ryskul Usubaliev    fax:+7 (727) 387 34 33      www.caiag.kg       Central Asia     The main purpose of        Conducted studies looking at food security and glacier distribution                            Government of Kyrgyzstan
Institute for Applied                                                                                    CAIAG is assistance in                                                                                                     and the German
Geosciences (CAIAG)                                                                                      carrying out of researches                                                                                                 GeoForschungsZentrum,
                                                                                                         in the field of geosciences                                                                                                Potsdam.


The Asia Foundation Ms. Srabani Roy,      elmira@ec-ifas.org                             South Asia      Has mostly focused on       In the early 2000's, received USAID funding (through USAEP/ECO-Asia) for a variety of water    USAID; ICIMOD.             Himal Southasia Special Issue on
                    Assistant Director of                                                                water management and        projects in India and Sri Lanka, including a "Save the Yamuna" campaign to increase                                       glciers. See www.himalmag.com
                    Programs                                                                             governnace issues in        awareness of the plight of the Yamuna from its glacial headwaters to the lowlands of India.
                                                                                                         Himalaya.                   From 2001-2003, again with USAID funding, worked to strengthen capacity of select forest
                                                                                                                                     and water user group federations and coalitions in Nepal to advocate for their interests in
                                                                                                                                     resource managemen. More recently, supported the publication of a special double issue of
                                                                                                                                     "Himal Southasia" focused specifically on the impact of climate change in the region as well
                                                                                                                                     as documentaries on climate change impacts as part of the Himalayan Film Festival in
                                                                                                                                     Kathmandu, Nepal. Has also conducted a number of technical assistance projects on water
                                                                                                                                     resources issues over the years.
BIOM                  Anna Kirilenko      kyrgyzstan@spareworld.org                      Kyrgyzstan      Environment and             Released report on climate change impacts in Kyrgyzstan including glacial melt in 2009
                                                                                                         Development NGO




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                                                                                                              Subject Area of Focus
                                                                                            Geographic        and Expertise in Relation                                                                                                                                      Comments/Relevant Publications
Organization Details                                                                        Area of Focus     to Glacial Melt           Summary of Activities                                                                               Partners                         and Resources
Name                 Key Contact        Contact Details                URL
Research/Academic Institutions
ICIMOD               Andreas Schild     dir@icimod.org;                www.icimod.org       Hindu Kush-        3 key strategic areas –     Has completed study on GLOFS in HKH region. ICIMOD has initiated the development of a            GLOF study supported by          Nb. ICIMOD is not a research
                     (Director); Arun   abshrestha@icimod.org                               Himalayas –       water, environmental         database of glaciers and glacial lakes in different basins in the region through a unified       UNEP and APN, using national     organization but a knowledge
                     Shresta, Climate                                                       Afghanistan,      services, and livelihoods.   inventory approach. Linked to this, the project Capacity Building for Improved Monitoring of     partners in the respective       centre and platform for groups to
                     Change Specialist,                                                     Bangladesh,       Addresses glacial melt       Snow, Ice and Water resources in the Indus Basin (in Afghanistan and Pakistan). Also             regional countries. Snow, Ice    come together to work on regional
                     Integrated Water                                                       Bhutan, China,    from a technical             currently establishing a regional flood information system in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya.           and Water resources study        problems. In light of the recent
                     and Hazard                                                             India,            standpoint, for example      Project builds on results of USAID sponsored preliminary phase 2001-2005. Undertaking            funded by German                 controversy over glacial monitoring,
                     Management; Bidya                                                      Myanmar,          through glacier and GLOF     compilation of climate and hydrolic modelling in the Himalaya. Also recently completed a         Development Cooperation.         ICIMOD highlights that it has been
                     Bannali Pradhan                                                        Nepal, and        risk monitoring (ICIMOD      two year collaborative pilot study Too much, too little water", based on five field teams in     Flood information system         promoting mass balance
                     (ICIMOD/UNEP)                                                          Pakistan.         has been working on          China, India, Pakistan and Nepal looking at the realities facing mountain populations and        preliminary phase supported      measurements of benchmark
                                                                                                              GLOFs for several years);    hundreds of millions people downstream. ICIMOD are also in the PRELIMINARY phase of the          by USAID/OFDA; current           glaciers in its member countries and
                                                                                                              and also from a              project Enhancing understanding on the impacts of Climate and Socio-Economic Changes in          phase supported by Ministry      has co-organised trainings to build
                                                                                                              vulnerability perspective,   Kosi Basin, in Nepal and China, which aims to increase understanding of the linkages             of Foreign Affairs, Finland;     capacity for this in the region.
                                                                                                              taking a livelihoods based   between drivers of changes; physical and social pathways; and impacts on livelihoods in          WMO; and local partners in six   Relevant publications include:
                                                                                                              approach to adaptation in    relation to water availability and water related hazards. Also developing concept Assessing       regional countries.             Shresta, A., M. Eriksson; and P.
                                                                                                              vulnerable mountain          impacts of climate change on the hydrological regime of river basins in the HKH region           Compilation of modelling work    Mool. Towards a comprehensive
                                                                                                              communities                  (AICCHYR), a tool for supporting mitigation and adaptation planning                              in conjunction with ISET and     glacial lake outburst flood risk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CICERO. Too much too little      assessment in the Hindu-Kush
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            water in collaboration with      Himalayas - a methodological
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ISET, IIED, UNEP, CICERO.        approach. Submitted to recent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AICCHYR project envisages        National Institute of Disaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            collaboration with ETH, Zurich   Management (NIDM, India)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and University of Graz.,         Conference in Delhi. Also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            University of Jena, etc.         Bajracharya, S. R., and P. Mool.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            National Government partner      2009. Glaciers, glacial lakes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in Nepal was the Department      glacial lake outburst floods in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of Hydrology and Meteorology     Mountain Everest region, Nepal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (DHM).                           Annals of Glaciology 50 (53).
Institute for Social   Marcus Moench         moenchm@i-s-e-t.org       www.i-s-e-t.org      Working on        Focus on bridging science-   ISET provides backstopping support to the ICIMOD department of Integrated Water and              ICIMOD, CICERO, IIED
and Environmental                                                                           emerging          policy-implementation        Hazard Management Programme (IWHM) on various glacial studies projects. Work has
Transition (ISET)                                                                           hazards in the    divide. Engaged in           included background literature review and summary and technical and editorial review of
                                                                                            Hindu-Kush        research and                 written materials. Also working alongside the International Institute for Environment and
                                                                                            Himalaya,         implementation, with         Development (IIED), UK, on bottom-up adaptation planning in Nepal, funded by DfID.
                                                                                            with offices in   particular focus on the
                                                                                            Nepal,            translation of global        Currently ISET, in conjunction with CICERO, is working on an inventory and compilation of
                                                                                            Pakistan, and     natural and social           past and current climate and hydrological modelling going on in the Hindu Kush -
                                                                                            soon in           scientific insights into     Himalayan region, and listing of hydrological models being used.
                                                                                            Bangkok           local contexts.
International       Simon Anderson,     simon.anderson@iied.org        www.iied.org         Ongoing        Focus on adpatation to          IIED are not specifically working on glacial melt, but address these issues indirectly through   ICIMOD; ISET; DfID:
Institute for       Group Head, Climate                                                     climate change climate change                  their work on national and commuinty based adpatation planning in India, Nepal and               Government of Nepal
Environment and     Change Group                                                            work in                                        Bangladesh.
Development (IIED),                                                                         Bangaldesh;
London                                                                                      India; Nepal

AIT                    Jonathan Shaw,        jshaw@ait.ac.th           /www.rsgis.ait.ac.th/ Himalaya         Undertaking projects on      Monitoring Imja Glacier Lake: Himalayan glacier monitoring project with Field Server             National Research and            Honda Kiyoshi et al., 2009. Field
                       Director of                                     ~honda/FS_Himalaya                     glacial melt/glacial lake    (2007) - Imja lake has been identified as potentially one of the most dangerous in the region    Education Network (Nepal);       servers and Sensor Grid as Real-
                       Extension; Kiyosha                              .htm                                   monitoring in Nepal          at risk of GLOF. Implemented another node at Annapurna (Himalaya) (2009)                         ICIMOD; Keio University          time Monitoring Infrastructure for
                       Honda, Associate                                                                       through integration of                                                                                                        (Japan); National Agricultural   Ubiquitous Sensor Networks.
                       Professor, Remote                                                                      sensor network and GIS.                                                                                                       Research Centre (Japan); and     Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220) 9, no.
                       sensing and GIS;                                                                                                                                                                                                     University of Tokyo.             4.(doi: 10.3390/s90402363).
                       Mahesh Pradhan,
                       Director AIT/UNEP
                       regional Resource
                       Centre for Asia and
                       the Pacific
Stockholm              Johan Kuylenstierna johan.kuylenstierna@sei.se sei-international.org/ Work on black    Little specific work on    Excel-based Programme of Rapid Evaluation of Air Pollution (PREPair) to evaluate black
Environment            (Director - York);                                                    carbon in        glacial melt. Some         carbon in Kathmandu Nepal
Institute (SEI)        Kevin Hicks                                                           Kathmandu,       expertise on black carbon.
                       (Research Fellow)                                                     Nepal




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                                                                                                          Subject Area of Focus
                                                                                          Geographic      and Expertise in Relation                                                                                                                                   Comments/Relevant Publications
Organization Details                                                                      Area of Focus   to Glacial Melt           Summary of Activities                                                                             Partners                        and Resources
Name                 Key Contact            Contact Details           URL
Nicholas School of   Peter McCornick        pm60@duke.edu             www.duke.edu        Ganges and      Conducted broad reviews Water, Climate Change, and Adaptation: Focus on the Ganges River Basin. A working paper             Study conducted in
the Environment,                                                                          Mekong river    of the climate            published August 2009 that explores the intersection between water management, climate            collaboration with IWMI. Part
Duke University                                                                           basins          change/water situation in change, and adaptation in the Ganges River system. Includes implications of glacial melt.         of the CPWF
                                                                                                          South Asia and South East                                                                                                   Basin Focal Project for the
                                                                                                          Asia.                                                                                                                       Indus-Gangetic Basin.


The Energy and        Prof. Syed Iqbal   iqbalhasnain@hotmail.com     www.teriin.org      India           Glacial monitoring and      Benchmark study on Himalayan Glaciers. Have selected four glaciers in Zanskar, Kashmir          Working with NASA and
Resources Institute   Hasnain, Senior                                                                     black carbon.               Valley, Himachal Pradesh, and Sikkim. Himalayan Ice Climate and Black Carbon Aerosol            Scripps Institution of
(TERI), India         Fellow and                                                                                                      Impacts on Water Resources. Measuring Black Carbon in Himalayan atmosphere via an               Oceanography on Black
                      Chairman, Glacier                                                                                               aethalometer installed at East Rathong glacier at 4,700. Conclude that concentration of black   Carbon.
                      and Climate Change                                                                                              carbon due to transport emissions, is as important in accelerating glacial melt as CO2.
                      Commission, Govt.
                      of Sikim

The National       Dr. Bhishm Humar,        bk@nih.ernet.in;          http://www.vigyanpr India           Research institute          Studies on snow and glacial melt include: Snow and glacier melt contribution in Chenab river;
Institute of       Head, Hydrological       ncg@nih.ernet.in;         asar.gov.in/comcom/                 focusing on hydrology       Snow and glacial melt contribution in Ganga; Melt rate studies of Himalyan glaciers; melt
Hydrology, Roorkee investigations; Dr       mkg@nih.ernet.in;         develop76.htm,                                                  water storage of a typical glacier.
                   N.C.Gosh, Head,          someshwar@nih.ernet.in;   www.nih.ernet.in
                   Goundwater               renojthayyen@gmail.com
                   Division; Dr. M. K.
                   Goel, Scientist,
                   Water Resources
                   Systems; Dr
                   Someshwar Rao, In-
                   charge, Nuclear
                   Hydrology Lab; Dr.
                   Renoj Thayyen,
                   Scientist.
Snow and Avalanche Maj Gen Satya S          satyasharma@hotmail.com www.drdo.org/labs/s India             A Laboratory of the         Key stakeholders contacted by G.F. Taylor during coutry visit.
Studies              Sharma, former                                 ase/index.html                        Defence Research and
Establishment (SASE) Director                                                                             Development
                                                                                                          organization, primary
                                                                                                          function is research in the
                                                                                                          field of snow and
                                                                                                          avalanches to provide
                                                                                                          avalanche control
                                                                                                          measures and forecasting
                                                                                                          support to Armed forces
Jawaharlal Nehru      Professor P.S.        psr@mail.jnu.ac.in                                                                        Prof. Ramakrishnan has worked in the Indian Eastern Himalaya extensivel. JNU about to start US Forest Service                   Contact recommended by US Forest
University, New       Ramakrishnan                                                                                                    a prorgamme on galcial melt.                                                                                                    Service
Delhi, India
World Glacier         Dr. Isabelle Gärtner- isabelle.roergeo.uzh.ch   www.geo.unizh.ch/w Worldwide,       Established in 1986 to      Collects standardised observations on changes in mass, volume, area and length of glaciers      The World Glacier Monitoring
Monitoring Service,   Roer                                            gms/index.html     with specific    maintain and continue       with time (glacier fluctuations), as well as statistical information on the distribution of     Service is under the auspices
Zurich                                                                                   programmes       the collection of           perennial surface ice in space (glacial inventories)                                            of ICSU (FAGS), IUGG (IACS),
                                                                                         on Central       information on ongoing                                                                                                      UNEP, UNESCO, and WMO
                                                                                         Asia(Himalaya    glacier changes
                                                                                         and adjacent
                                                                                         mountain
                                                                                         ranges) and
                                                                                         Northern Asia
Cold and Arid       Ren jiawen              yuexiao@lzb.ac.cn         www.casnw.net       China           Have a special glaciology   Glacier physics and ice core studies relating to paleoclimate and paleoenvironment;Snow                                         Re-organized in June 1999 from
Regions                                                                                                   and cryology cente          and ice processes in term with the current environmental and climatic variation; Glacier                                        former three institutes of Chinese
Environmental and                                                                                                                     change relating to Global Change.                                                                                               Academy of Sciences in Lanzhou,
Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the Institute of Glaciology and
Research Institute,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Geocryology, Institute of Desert
Chinese Academy of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Research and Institute of Plateau
Sciences ( CAREERI,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Atmospheric Physics
CAS)




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                                                                                                                  Subject Area of Focus
                                                                                                Geographic        and Expertise in Relation                                                                                                                                    Comments/Relevant Publications
Organization Details                                                                            Area of Focus     to Glacial Melt           Summary of Activities                                                                              Partners                        and Resources
Name                 Key Contact              Contact Details           URL
Mountain Hazard      No Specific              sdb@imde.ac.cn            http://english.imde.c China               Formation and mitigation Dedictaed Digital Mountain and Remote Sensing Applications Center
and Environment                                                         as.cn                                     of mountain hazards;
Institute, CAS                                                                                                    Remote-sensing,
                                                                                                                  mapping, GIS.

Institute of Tibetan Yao, Tandong             tdyao@itpcas.ac.cn        http://english.itpcas. China (Tibetan Focus on the climate and        Black soot and the survival of Tibetan glaciers. Study published in 2009 found evidence that     Other CAS departments; and      Baiqing Xu et al., 2009. Black soot
Plateau Research,                                                       cas.cn/au/             Plateau)       environment of the              black soot contributed significantly to glacial melt in the Tibetan Plateau.                     NASA; using data from           and the survival of Tibetan glaciers.
Chinese Academy of                                                                                            Tibetan Plateau and its                                                                                                          International Atmospheric                       c d 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               www.pnas.org����gi����oi����0.1073����n    p
Sciences (CAS)                                                                                                surrounding regions                                                                                                              Observatory in Nepal            as.pnas.0910444106

NASA Goddard          Teppei Yasunari (for Teppei.Yasunari@nasa.gov. http://climate.gsfc.n Bhutan; China          Black carbon; glacier       Black soot and the survival of Tibetan glaciers. As above. Studying Glacial Lakes from           Study of glacial lakes was in   As above.
Space Flight Centre   black carbon)                                  asa.gov/              (Tibetan               retreat/glacial lake        Retreating Glaciers in the Himalaya - NASA used images from the ASTER (Advanced                  conjunction with the U.S.
                                                                                           Plateau)               monitoring                  Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra            Geological Survey.
                                                                                                                                              satellite to show that the termini of the glaciers in the Bhutan-Himalaya. Shows that glacial
                                                                                                                                              lakes have been rapidly forming on the surface of the debris-covered glaciers in this region
                                                                                                                                              during the last few decades.

International Food  Mark Rosegrant            m.rosegrant@cgiar.org     http://www.ifpri.org International;       Linkages between climate Climate Change: Impact on Agriculture and Costs of Adaptation. Wide ranging study on                ADB                             Asia section of International Food
and Policy Research                                                     /                    but with Asia        change and food security linkages between climate change and food security in Asia. Draws linkages between glacial                                           Policy Research Institute, Climate
Institute (IFPRI)                                                                            programme.                                    melt (and other factors) and declining crop yields in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, and                                           Change: Impact on Agriculture and
                                                                                             Part of CGIAR                                 Nepal.                                                                                                                              Costs
                                                                                             alliance.
International         Dr. Sara Ahmed          sahmed@idrc.org.in        www.idrc.ca/en/ev       IDRC regional Agriculture and                 Key stakeholders contacted by G.F. Taylor during coutry visit. Research includes climate
Development                                                                                     office for     Environment                    change and water, agriculture and food security, environmental economics.
Research Centre,                                                                                South Asia and
Canada (IDRC)                                                                                   China
International Water Dr. Andrew Noble,     A.Noble@cgiar.org             www.iwmi.cgiar.org/ Southeast and         Downstream glacial melt     A study: "Analysis of possible rainfall and temperature change in the greater Mekong sub-        SIDA/SENSA
Management          Regional Director for                                                   Central Asia          impacts                     region over the period 1960-2049" was undertaken as part o the project "Scoping Study on
Institute (IWMI)     Southeast and                                                          division. Work                                    Natural Resources and Climate Change in Southeast Asia with a Focus on Agriculture".
                    Central Asia; Dr.                                                       in relation to                                    Background papers to the study showed that the contribution of glacial melt to the overall
                    Bharat R. Sharma,                                                       glacial melt to                                   flow regimes of the Mekong and the Irrawady are negligible when compared to the total
                    Head of IWMI New                                                        date has                                          annual discharge of the two river systems. Also did work on glacier melt modelling in the
                    Delhi                                                                   focused on                                        Indus and Ganges basins, in the process of developing the report.
                    (b.sharma@cgiar.org                                                     Mekong and
                    )                                                                       Irrawady river
                                                                                            flows.
Council of Scientific Dr. Rajeswari Sarala    rajeswari_raina@yahoo.com www.nistads.res.in      India                                         Key stakeholders contacted by G.F. Taylor during coutry visit.
and Industrial        Raina, Scientist
Research (CSIR),
National Institute of
Science, Technology
and Development
Studies



US Geological         Jack H. Medlin,         jmedlin@usgs.gov          http://afghanistan.cr   Afghanistan       A variety of                Potential Effects of Changing Glaciers on Resources and Hazards in Afghanistan. This
Survey Afghanistan    Regional Specialist                               .usgs.gov/potentialef   and adjacent      temporal/spatial            project is investigating mountain glaciers in Afghanistan and adjacent areas of Pakistan,
                                                                        fects_afghanistan.ph    areas of          resolution remotely         Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The project involves: Training Afghan scientists in glaciology and
                                                                        p                       Pakistan,         sensed data sets are        glacial geology; A comprehensive digital inventory of glaciers in Afghanistan and areas
                                                                                                Tajikistan, and   being used to investigate   draining into Afghanistan; An assessment of glacier-related hazards due to glacier lake
                                                                                                Kyrgyzstan.       glaciers                    outburst flooding; and an assessment of glacial meltwater resources in Afghanistan,
                                                                                                                                              specifically focused on contributions to urban development, agriculture, and hydropower
                                                                                                                                              development.
Indian Space          Dr. Anil V. Kulkarni,   anilkul@sac.isro.gov.in   http://isro.org/        India             Experience of working on Snow and Glacier Inventory, Snow pack Characterization and Mass balance modelling.
Research              Snow and Glacial                                                                            glaciers spanning 25
organization (ISRO)   Melt project                                                                                years. Work on the
                                                                                                                  technical side of
                                                                                                                  measuring glacial
                                                                                                                  retreat/snow cover




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                                                                                                                Subject Area of Focus
                                                                                             Geographic         and Expertise in Relation                                                                                                                                   Comments/Relevant Publications
Organization Details                                                                         Area of Focus      to Glacial Melt           Summary of Activities                                                                              Partners                       and Resources
Name                   Key Contact          Contact Details            URL
National Snow and      Richard Armstrong,   nsidc@nsidc.org            http://nsidc.org      Tibetan Plateau NSIDC manages and              Snow Cover Validation Case Study: Tibet Plateau. To remeasure snow cover over the
Ice Centre, Boulder,   Senior Research                                                                       distributes scientific data,   Tibetan Plateau, as optical sensors may in fact undermeasure the snow cover due to
Colorado               Scientist                                                                             creates tools for data         uncertainties resulting from cloud cover. Also undertaking research project Investigating
                                                                                                             access, supports data          temporal and spatial snow cover distribution over the Tibetan Plateau and the synoptic
                                                                                                             users, performs scientific     patterns contributing to extreme winter snowfall events
                                                                                                             research, and educates
                                                                                                             the public about the
                                                                                                             cryosphere.
Ice Core               Lonnie Thompson ,    thompson.3@osu.edu         http://bprc.osu.edu/I China           Uses ice core data to          Dunde Ice Cap, China: compares high resolution ice core records from the Dunde Ice Cap on Funded by the National
Paleoclimatology       glaciologist                                    cecore/                               explore evidence for           the northeastern margin of the Q-T Plateau and the Guliya Ice Cap on the far western margin. Science Foundation
Research Group,                                                                                              climate change                 Dasuopu ice cap, China: On the south central rim of the Tibetan Plateau, the highest and
University of Ohio                                                                                                                          largest plateau in the world, Dasuopu - will fill a gap in paleoclimate records and become
                                                                                                                                            part of the Austral-Asian transect in an international project under Past Global Changes
                                                                                                                                            (PAGES) Pole Equator Pole (PEP) II Program. This project will attempt to recover the highest
                                                                                                                                            ice core ever drilled. Project also covers Guliya Ice Cap, China.

Center for           Mr Giasuddin           cegis @cegisbd.com         www.cegisbd.com       Bangladesh         A Public Trust under the    Sustainable End-to-end Climate/Flood Forecast Application Through Pilot Projects.                Asian Disaster Preparedness
Environmental and Ahmed Choudhury,                                                                              Ministry of Water           Applying climate and flood forecasting in pilot regions. Major tasks of CEGIS include baseline   Centre (ADPC), Bangkok;
Geographic           Executive Director                                                                         Resources. Supports the     & vulnerability assessment and flood forecast dissemination & assessment of forecast             funded by USAID.
Information Services                                                                                            management of natural       applicability in pilot areas.
(CEGIS)                                                                                                         resources for sustainable
                                                                                                                socio-economic
                                                                                                                development using
                                                                                                                integrated environmental
                                                                                                                analysis, geographic
                                                                                                                information systems,
                                                                                                                remote sensing, and
                                                                                                                information technology.
U.S. Forest Service    Toral Patel-         tpatelweynand@fs.fed.us;   www.fs.fed.us         Indian states of                               Recently initiated a program with the Indian states of Sikkim and Arunchal Pradesh, Nepal,       Jawaharlal Nehru University,   Not specific glacial melt work;
                       Weynand, Senior      703-605-4188                                     Sikkim and                                     and Bhutan on forests and climate change: (1) forest inventories, (2) fire and disaster          New Delhi, India               contact recommended by project
                       Advisor in                                                            Arunchal                                       response, (3) the climate change program REDD, and (4) adaptation to climate change.                                            team.
                       Bioclimatology                                                        Pradesh,
                                                                                             Nepal, and
                                                                                             Bhutan
Scripps Institute of Veerabhadran           vram@ucsd.edu              www.sio.ucsd.edu      China                                          US-China Cooperation to Reduce Black Carbon: Conference held on February 11th, 2010, as
Oceanography,         Ramanathan                                                                                                            part of a Cooperative Competitors initiative. Covered the energy and climate issues relating
University of                                                                                                                               to black carbon in China and the United States.
California, San Diego
(UCSD)
                      Ben Orlove,           bsorlove@ucdavis.edu       As above              All glacial                                    Author of recent article, "Glacier retreat: Reviewing the limits of human adpatation". In                                       Glacier retreat: Reviewing the limits
                      Professor of                                                           regions, no                                    Environment Magazine 51(3). Includes discussion on Asia.                                                                        of human adpatation. In
                      Environmental                                                          specific focus                                                                                                                                                                 Environment Magazine 51(3).
                      Science and Policy
Oxford Centre for                                                      http://ocwr.ouce.ox. India and Nepal                                 Snow and Glacier Aspects of Water Resource Management in the Himalayas.                                                         Key stakeholders contacted by G.F.
Water Research                                                         ac.uk/                                                               Http://ocwr.ouce.ox.ac.uk/research/wmpg/sagarmatha.                                                                             Taylor during coutry visit.
Centre for Science    Sunita Narain,                                   Centre for Science   India           A public interest research      Commented on the IPCC controversy: "Glaciating the climate debate"
and the               President                                        and the Environment                  and advocacy                    http://www.cseindia.org/content/glaciating-climate-debate. Also contibuted to Global Times
Environment (CSE),                                                                                          organization based in           issue on Himalayan Glaciers, Why talk about glaciers? www.cseindia.org/userfiles/July09.pdf.
India                                                                                                       New Delhi




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                              Appendix A.2 - Summary by Region



Organizational Group    Organization Name
China
 Governmental Focal     China Geological Survey Institute, Ministry of Land and Resources
       Points           The Ministry of Water Resources, Water Resources Information Centre
                        USAID
                        DfID
   Donor Agencies
                        GTZ
                        SIDA
 Multilaterals and UN   World Bank
       agencies         UNEP
                        The Mountain Institute
        NGOs            WWF
                        IUCN
                        World Monitoring Glacier Service
                        NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre
                        Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese
                        Academy of Sciences ( CAREERI, CAS)
  Research Institutes   Mountain Hazard and Environment Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
                        Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (CAS)
                        National Snow and Ice Centre, Boulder, Colorado
                        Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
                        Ice Core Paleoclimatology Research Group, University of Ohio

India
                        Indian Meteorological Department
                        Ministry of Environment and Forests
 Governmental Focal     Department of Science and Technology (DST)
       Points           Glaciological Survey, India (GSI)
                        The WADIA Institute of Himalayan Glaciology, Dehradun, India
                        G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED)
                        USAID
                        Indian Meteorological Department
                        DfID
   Donor Agencies       GTZ
                        MOFA, Finland
                        ECHO
                        SIDA
                        World Bank
 Multilaterals and UN   UNEP
       agencies         UNDP
                        ADB
                        The Mountain Institute
                        WWF
        NGOs            CGIAR Challenge Program on Food and Water
                        Navdanya
                        People's Science Institute (PSI)




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                              Appendix A.2 - Summary by Region



Organizational Group    Organization Name
                        ICIMOD
                        Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET)
                        IIED
                        AIT
                        Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
                        The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India
  Research Institutes   National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
                        Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
                        World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich
                        International Food and Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
                        International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
                        Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - IWMI

Nepal
                        Nepal Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM)
 Governmental Focal     Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS)
       Points           Ministry of Environment (MOE)
                        Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MOFSC)
                        USAID
                        DfID
   Donor Agencies       ECHO
                        Danida
                        World Bank
 Multilaterals and UN   UNEP
       agencies         UNDP
                        ADB
                        The Mountain Institute (TMI)
                        WWF
         NGOs           LiBird
                        Practical Action
                        IUCN
                        ICIMOD
                        IIED
                        ISET
  Research Institutes   AIT
                        SEI
                        World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich
                        International Food and Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Bhutan
 Governmental Focal     Geological Survey of Bhutan, Department of Geology and Mines, Ministry of
       Point            Economic Affairs
                        DfID
   Donor Agencies       ECHO
                        Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
                        World Bank
 Multilaterals and UN
                        UNDP
       agencies
                        UNEP


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                               Appendix A.2 - Summary by Region



Organizational Group    Organization Name
           NGOs         WWF
                        ICIMOD
  Research Institutes   World Glacier Monitoring Service
                        NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre
Bangladesh
  Government Focal      Bangladesh Water Development Board (WDB)
       Points           Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO)
                        USAID
   Donor Agencies       DfID
                        Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
 Multilaterals and UN   World Bank
       agencies         ADB
                        Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS)
  Research Institutes   International Food and Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Pakistan
                        Pakistan Meteorological Department
  Government Focal      Ministry of Water and Power, Pakistan
       points           Global Change Impact Studies Centre, Pakistan
                        Geological Survey of Pakistan
                        USAID
                        GTZ
   Donor Agencies       ECHO
                        Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
                        Danida
                        World Bank
 Multilaterals and UN   UNEP
       agencies         UNDP
                        ADB
           NGOs         IUCN

                        ICIMOD
                        ISET
  Research Institutes
                        IIED
                        US Geological Survey Afghanistan (also covers Pakistan)
Central Asia (other)
                        Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water (Afghanistan)
                        Uzhydromet (Centre of Hydrometeorological Services, Uzbekistan)
                        Tajik Hydromet Agency (Tajikistan)
  Government Focal
                        Institute of Geography, Ministry of Education and Science (Kazakhstan)
       points
                        Ministry of Emergency Situations (Kazakhstan)
                        Institute of Hydrology and Water Problems (Kyrgyzstan)
                        State Agency for the Environment Protection and Forestry (Kyrgyzstan )
                        USAID
   Donor Agencies       DfID (Afghanistan)
                        Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland (Afghanistan)




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Organizational Group    Organization Name
                        World Bank (Afghanistan)
 Multilaterals and UN   UNEP
       agencies         UNDP
                        ADB (Afghanistan)
                      Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences (CAIAG)
                      The Executive Committee of the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea
        NGOs
                      (Kazakhstan)
                      BIOM (Kyrgyzstan)
                      ICIMOD (Afghanistan)
                      World Glacier Monitoring Service
                      International Food and Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  Research Institutes
                      US Geological Survey Afghanistan (Afghanistan and adjacent areas of Pakistan,
                      Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan)
                      Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia (Mekong river basin)
Donor Agencies        USAID
                      SIDA
Research                CGIAR Challenge Program on Food and Water
Institutes/NGOs         International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
                        Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University




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                            Appendix A.3 - Summary by Theme


Organizational Group                            Organization Name
Glacier Monitoring (glacial inventories; monitoring glacial retreat/glacial melt)
                                                China Geological Survey Institute
                                                Indian Meteorological Department
                                                Ministry of Environment and Forests, India
                                                Glaciological Survey, India (GSI)
                                                GBPIHED, India
                                                DHM, Nepal
                                                WECS, Nepal
                                                Geological Survey of Bhutan
          Governmental Focal Points
                                                Pakistan Meteorological Department
                                                Ministry of Water and Power, Pakistan
                                                Geological Survey of Pakistan
                                                Uzhydromet (Uzbekistan)
                                                Tajik Hydroment Agency
                                                The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Glaciology
                                                State Agency for the Environment Protection and
                                                Forestry (Kyrgyzstan)
                                               USAID
               Donor Agencies
                                               GTZ
                                               UNEP
        Multilaterals and UN agencies
                                               ADB
                                               The Mountain Institute (TMI)
                                               WWF
                    NGOs                       IUCN
                                               Central Asian Institute for Applied Sciences (CAIAG)
                                               ICIMOD
                                               ISET
                                               TERI
                                               National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India
                                               World Glacier Monitoring Service
                                               Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering
             Research Institutes               Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
                                               Mountain Hazard and Environment Institute, CAS
                                               US Geological Survey, Pakistan
                                               National Snow and Ice Centre, Colorado
                                               Ice Core Paleoclimatology Research Group, University
                                               of Ohio
Glacial Lake Monitoring and Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) Risk
                                              Geological Survey of Bhutan
                                              Institute of Geography, Ministry of Information and
                                              Science (Kazakhstan)
           Governmental Focal Points          Ministry of Emergency Situations (Kazakhstan)
                                              Institute of Hydrology and Water Problems (Kyrgyzstan)
                                              Tajik Hydroment Agency

               Donor Agencies                  European Commission (ECHO)
                                               UNDP
        Multilaterals and UN agencies
                                               UNEP



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                            Appendix A.3 - Summary by Theme


Organizational Group                        Organization Name
                                            The Mountain Institute
                    NGOs
                                            WWF
                                            ICIMOD
                                            AIT
             Research Institutes            TERI
                                            NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre
Downstream Impacts of Glacial Melt Including Water Management and Agricultural Issues
                                             Indian Meteorological Department
                                             GBPIHED, India
                                             Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Nepal
                                             WECS, Nepal
                                             MOE, Nepal
        Governmental Focal Points            Bangladesh Water Development Board (WDB)
                                             Bangladesh Water Resources Planning Organization
                                             (WARPO)
                                             Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water
                                             Uzhydromet (Uzbekistan)
                                             Tajik Hydromet Agency
              Donor Agencies                 USAID
                                             World Bank
       Multilateral and UN Agencies          UNEP
                                             ADB
                                            The Mountain Institute
                                            WWF
                    NGOs                    The Executive Committee of the International Fund for
                                            saving the Aral Sea (Kazakhstan)
                                            CGIAR
                                            ICIMOD
                                            ISET
                                            National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India
                                            The Asia Foundation
                                            International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
             Research Institutes
                                            Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
                                            (Mekong)
                                            IWMI (Mekong)
                                            US Geological Survey, Afghanistan
                                            CEGIS, Bangladesh
Black Carbon Studies and Activity
                                            USAID
               Donor Agencies
                                            EPA
        Multilateral and UN Agencies        UNEP




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                           Appendix A.3 - Summary by Theme


Organizational Group                     Organization Name
                                         Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese
                                         Academy of Sciences
                                         NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre
           Research Institutes           Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of
                                         California, San Diego (UCSD)
                                         SEI
                                         TERI
Community-based/Bottom-up Adaptation with Vulnerable Mountain Communities
      Multilateral and UN Agencies       UNDP
                                         The Mountain Institute
                                         WWF
                                         Navdanya (India)
                  NGOs                   IIED
                                         Practical Action (Nepal)
                                         LiBird (Nepal)
                                         ISET




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