This workshop is an initial activity to support the establishment of a Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) thematic working group on cryosphere and society. The workshop’s primary focus is on changes in the cryosphere, the increased risks and hazards resulting from these changes, and the ways in which communities can become resilient and cope with these risks. This is possible through the integration of social and physical science with local knowledge systems to design interventions that enhance resilience of communities. The workshop aims to provide a platform for University of Bristol (UoB) and HUC members to share their experiences on the topic and identify key areas for future collaboration.
- Facilitate exchange of knowledge and experience and between HUC members and University of Bristol on resilience in high mountain communities
- Identify opportunities for collaboration on cryosphere and society
- Identify areas and programmes where small-scale collaborative activities can be initiated between UoB and HUC members