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15Jan
Second Meeting of the Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Held at International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

The second meeting of the HUC Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Disasters Risk Reduction and Resilience (DRR and Resilience) was held on 13 December 2018 at International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal. The meeting was jointly organized by the HUC and the Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction (IDMR), Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. The TWG on DRR and Resilience is one of 15 HUC TWGs and its first meeting was organized by IDMR in Chengdu in 13 May 2018. The objectives of this meeting were: to discuss the four priority theme areas identified by the TWG; to share the research projects and ongoing collaboration on DRR; to discuss the governance mechanism for the group and; to discuss Strategy, Action Plan and prepare a roadmap for 2019. 

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15Sep
TROSA HUC Water Research Grants 2018-2019 were Selected

Eight proposals submitted in response for the TROSA HUC Water Research Grants Call for Proposals were thoroughly reviewed by a panel of four subject matter specialists and a representative from TROSA Oxfam. Proposals were submitted by HUC members in India (2), Nepal (2), Myanmar (1), and Bangladesh (1).  Topics of proposed research ranged from causes and effects of sediment dynamics, water quality assessment, transboundary water governance, impact of infrastructure on livelihood, to community based flood disaster risk reducation. The proposals were looking at Brahmaputra, Ganga, and Salween rivers.

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24Aug
HUC Academy 2018: Building Mountain Research Capacity

The HUC Academy 2018, titled “Climate Science and Adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region – a Transdisciplinary Approach,” took place at the ICIMOD Headquarters in Kathmandu and in Pokhara, Nepal, from 1 to 14 July 2018. Twenty-two participants from eight Hindu Kush Himalayan countries participated. 

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24Aug
Yunnan University Hosts Second HUC Water Group Meeting

The Water Group was established under a common platform to foster learning through an interdisciplinary approach. Apart from contributing to academic value addition, it works to strengthen regional cooperation around water resources by establishing networks of water management professionals.

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