GLOF: Community-Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction



Area of Intervention:

  • Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) risk reduction in the High Mountains
  • Community-based Flood Risk Management in the Terai/Churia Range

Problem Situation Addressed:

  • Occurrence of GLOF events is potentially increasing due to various factors, including climate change.
  • Attention that has been paid towards reducing the risks posed by GLOFs in the Himalayan region is inadequate.

Program Budget:


Program Period:

July 2013 – July 2017

Program Location:

Solukhumbu district, Churia, and Terai range

Program Focus

  • Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) risk reduction
  • Community-based Flood Risk Management

Target Entity:

  • High Mountains
  • Terai/Churia Range

Target Beneficiary:

Local communities in the Terai and Churia Range, and the Khumbu Valley

Executing Agencies:


Collaborating Agencies:

Local Government, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) , Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC), High Mountain Glacial Watershed Programme (HMGWP), Practical Action (PA), ADAPT Asian /United States Agency for International  Development (USAID)

Development Partner:



Other Key Stakeholders:

Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MoSTE)

Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM),

Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention (DWIDP),

Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management

Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC),

Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA)

Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD)

Ministry of Finance (MoF)

Alternative Energy Promotion Centre/Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (AEPC/MoEST)

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MCTC)

Local NGOs/CSOs , District Line Agencies


Academic and Research Institutions such as Kathmandu University (KU)

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