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  

Glacio-hydrology of the Bhagirathi Basin

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

High mountain mass movements

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


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


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.  


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