SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya helps improve environmental management and resilience in critical areas like food security, water resources management, disaster resilience, and sustainable land and ecosystem management in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region.
The hub was established in 2010 at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Implementer: ICIMOD is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing center serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH). With the increasing influence of globalization and climate change on the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people, ICIMOD aims to assist mountain people to understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities, while addressing upstream-downstream issues.
SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya strengthens ICIMOD’s capabilities as an established regional resource center on geospatial information and Earth observation applications for the HKH region. Stakeholders range from decision-makers at the regional level addressing transboundary issues, to national governments, scientists, students, the general public, and development practitioners working in the region.
Countries: Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Climate Resilient Forest Management System in Nepal
The Climate Resilient Forest Management System in Nepal enhances decision-making at the district level in Nepal by providing more precise and scientific information on climate chang
Monitoring and Prediction of Air Quality and Visibility Reductions in HKH
Air pollution poses a significant environmental and public health threat in the HKH region of south-central Asia, where the air quality frequently reaches unhealthy to hazardous lev
Monitoring Extreme Weather in the Hindu Kush Himalaya
The Monitoring Extreme Weather in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) service provides a customized numerical weather prediction toolkit to assess high impact convective weather events over the HKH region.
Regional Land Cover Monitoring System - Hindu Kush Himalaya
SERVIR-HKH has developed land cover monitoring systems with a modular architecture built on the Google Earth Engine (GEE) computational platform.
Passing the Earth Science Baton in Bhutan
Our team from the SERVIR program made our way to the Himalayas to work with partners in Bhutan and demonstrate how NASA Earth observations and applied science approaches can align with the country’s unique environmental vision.
Fortifying Forest Fire Forecasting for Nepal
Between January 1st and June 16, 2023, Nepal experienced 118% more forest fires than it had in all of 2022.
Supporting Bangladesh Land Planning for Food Security and Sustainable Development
Bangladesh is a densely populated country where most people live in rural areas, and land management is critical to their well-being.
Use Case: Nepal Forest Research Training Centre (FRTC)
The FRTC, which is under the jurisdiction of Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Environment, is the government-sanctioned organization that is responsible for forestry research and survey activities at the national level.
Use Case: Nepal Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM)
The Nepal DHM is the national agency responsible for monitoring and managing the hydrological resources of Nepal. This Use Case describes how they used the SERVIR Enhancing Flood Early Warning Services (EWS).
Use Case: Bangladesh Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC)
Enhancing Flood Early Warning Services aims to build the resilience of vulnerable communities in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region by increasing flood forecast lead times that are hosted on an interactive web platform.