The journal Water is seeking contributions to an upcoming special issue, Global warming impacts on mountain glaciers and communities
More action to reduce the risk of future glacial lake outburst floods is needed, according to the findings of a team of U.S. scientists who have just returned from assessing the potential for disastrous floods following the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
Vote at National Geographic to help Daniel Byers make a film featuring Karma Toeb's work on glacial lake threats and management in Bhutan.
UC Press has prepared a series of Powerpoint presentations for those teaching mountain geography, particularly if they’re using the new textbook Mountain Geography: Physical and Human Dimensions, edited by Martin Price, Alton Byers, and other noted geographers.
HiMAP filmmaker Daniel Byers and scientist Ulyana Horodyskyj have been working closely with Zac Bowland of Vanguard Diving and Exploration on a huge film project that involves glacial lakes and GLOFs. They are inviting other HiMAP members to participate. Their goal is to showcase examples of active climate change adaptation and the potential for citizens (such as divers) to actively participate in global stewardship.
The disaster management plan for the Quillcay watershed is in process, proposing strategies for protecting the city of Huaraz from the possible effects of a GLOF from Lake Palcacocha. The top identified priority is an early warning system. Implementing the entire project is expected to reduce the risk to the population below by about 90 percent.