The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Call for Reviewers

Invitation to Participate in the External Review of the HIMAP Comprehensive Assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya

The Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP), coordinated by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), is producing the first Comprehensive Assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya. The volume brings together collective expertise from more than 300 researchers, practitioners, experts, and decision makers from the region and around the world. The assessment will cover 15 topics from climate change and food security to governance and disaster risk reduction.

The 2nd order draft chapters of the HIMAP Assessment Report are now available for external review through 28 July 2017. If you are interested in reviewing one or more HIMAP assessment chapters, you are invited to download the chapter drafts and Excel review template from the Open Review Forum. After completing your review, please upload your Excel review sheet (one per chapter) on the same page after completing a short registration.

Delivering risk management strategies for coastal communities

Call for reviewers for PEARL knowledge base on resilience strategies

Rapid urbanisation in coastal areas, combined with climate change and poor governance, can lead to a significant increase in the risk of local pluvial flooding. Considering also high water levels in rivers and high tide or storm surges from the sea, there can be a greater risk of devastation in coastal communities.

There is a growing need to improve forecasting, prediction and early warning capabilities using state of art science and technology to help policy makers, urban planners and emergency services to develop robust risk reduction strategies.

To tackle this challenge, the Preparing for Extreme And Rare events in coastaL regions (PEARL) project funded by the European Union is assisting the development of adaptive risk management strategies for coastal communities, taking a multidisciplinary approach integrating social, environmental and technical research and innovation. Read More...