Glacio-hydrology of the Bhagirathi Basin

Modelling streamflow and investigating the glacio-hydrological components of in the Bhagirathi sub-basin 


Investigating climate change impacts on mountain vegetation and implications for the water supply from the mountains 

High Mountain Groundwater

Investigating the impacts on groundwater of the quickly changing cryosphere in the high mountains 

High mountain mass movements

Understanding the impact of changing cryosphere on debris flows and mass movements in high mountain environments 

Save the tiger! Save the grasslands! Save the water!

Understanding the hydrology of the mountainous Karnali catchment under climate and land use changes 


Science to support the SDGs and sustainable water management in the transboundary Indus river basin 

Tibetan Lakes

Understand the drivers of change of the lakes on the Tibetan Plateau 


Climbing the Asian Water Tower

Identify and quantify regional differences in greater Himalayan glacio-hydrology and to elucidate climate change induced alterations in water availability and the occurrence of extreme precipitation events 

Closing the Himalayan Water Cycle

To elucidate and quantify the timing and magnitude of poorly understood components of the Himalayan water cycle: precipitation, glacier dynamics and snow processes 


High caliber research and pilot activities, capacity building and policy engagement on climate resilience and adaptation in the mountains and flood plains of the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins 


Learn more about the dynamics of debris-covered glaciers and their surface features by using unmanned aerial vehicles for high-resolution multitemporal monitoring 


Study westerly-monsoon interaction in Pan-Third Pole region and its implications for the environment