High Mountains Adaptation Partnership

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September 10th, 2014

Mountain geography Powerpoints for teachers

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.

September 9th, 2014

Steep N Deep Project

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.

September 8th, 2014

Quillcay Disaster Management Plan

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.