Peru 2013

Peru 2013
Glacial Lake Handbook
Peru 2013
Video of HiMAP Peru workshop
Peru 2013
Peru 2013
Marcelo Somos explaining hazards at Llaca Lake
Peru 2013

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Glacial Flooding and Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Exchange and Field Training Workshop

From July 11 to 24, 2013, the High Mountains Adaptation Partnership hosted its third international conference, in Huaraz, Peru. The Workshop consisted of three components: (1) research presentations and poster session, (2) fieldwork training modules covering a range of topics from glacier mass balance analysis to community vulnerability and adaptation training techniques and, (3) a three-day field visit to Palcacocha Lake to see first-hand an ongoing glacial lake management and control project.

Watch a beautiful 10-minute video of the workshop by clicking here.

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Welcome notes:

Alton Byers, The Mountain Institute

John Furlow, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Keynote speech:

Kenneth Young, University of Texas at Austin: Climate change, people, and mountains [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]


Rachel Chisolm, Center for Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin: Using a hydrodynamic lake model to predict the impact of avalanche events at Lake Palcacocha, Peru. [READ TEXT] [VIEW POSTER]

Alejo Cochachin, Glaciological and Hydrological Resources Unit: Evolution of 10 glacial lakes in the Cordillera Blanca and the relationship to climate change over the past four decades. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES

Rebecca Cole, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research: Differentiating climatic and anthropogenic alpine land cover change drivers from 1972 - 2012 in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. [READ TEXT]  [VIEW POSTER]

Adam French, University of California Santa Cruz: Conflict resolution in Paron in context of glacial lakes. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

Jesus Gomez, Huascaran National Park: Experiencias científicas en el PNH y sus aportes en el conocimiento del ANP en relación al CC (Scientific Experiments in Huascaran National Park and their Contribution to the Knowledge of Huascaran National Park in Relation to Climate Change).  [VIEW SLIDES]

Wilfried Haeberli, University of Zurich: Glacial lakes emerging risk and water issues. [READ TEXT] [VIEW ALL SLIDES[VIEW LAYERS OF SLIDE 6[DOWNLOAD ANIMATION OF GLACIER RETREAT]

Jeff La Frenierre, Ohio State University: Monitoring surface change on debris- covered glaciers, Volcán Chimborazo, Ecuador.  [VIEW SLIDES]

Raúl Loayza-Muro, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia: Hydrology and water quality of the Quilcay watershed (Peru). [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

Cesar Portocarrero, The Mountain Institute: Conflict resolution in Laguna Paron in the context of glacial lakes.  [VIEW SLIDES]

Edwin Loarte, Autoridad Nacional del Agua Unidad de Glaciologia y Recursos Hidricos: Evolution 10 glacial lakes in the Cordillera Blanca and its relation to climate change during the past four decades. (Spanish) [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES

Laura Read, Tufts University: Community water management in the Tres Cuencas Commonwealth. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

Carl Schmitt, National Center for Atmospheric Research: Measurements of dust and black carbon on the glaciers of the Cordillera Blanca mountains of Peru. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]


Dirk Hoffman, Bolivian Mountain Institute: Comparison of recently formed glacial lakes in the Bolivian Andes and the Southern Alps of New Zealand - Differences and similarities. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES[VIEW POSTER]

Central Asia:

Vladimir Aizen, University of Idaho: Modern and past climate and environmental change impact on regional hydrology and water resources stress in Central Asia. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa, NSIDC, University of Colorado Boulder: The Contribution to High Asia Runoff from Ice and Snow (CHARIS) Project. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

Muzaffar Shodmonov, State Agency for Hydrometeorology, Tajikistan: Recent glacier-related projects in Tajikistan. [VIEW SLIDES]

Teiji Watanabe, Hokkaido University, Japan: GLOF risk in Tajikistan. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

Bolot Moldobekov, Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences: Monitoring and research of glacier systems in Kyrgyzstan under climate change and related geo-risks. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

Vladimir Shatravin, Tien Shan High-Mountain Scientific Center of National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic: What prevents making a reliable long-term forecast of glacial and climatic changes in Central Asia? Paleoglaciological base for long-term forecasting from new starting positions by the example of the Tien Shan, Pamir, and Himalayas. [READ TEXT


Karma, Geological Survey of Bhutan: Reducing lake water level in Thothormi Glacial Lake in Bhutan: An adaptation Project to the adverse impact of climate change. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

India, Sikkim:

Reinmar Seidler, ATREE, University of Massachussetts: Climate change in Kanchenjunga TCA: Vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]


Ryan Bartlett and Sarah Freeman, WWF: Climate resilience in the eastern Himalayas: Integrated approaches to assessing vulnerability and developing adaptation strategies. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

Dinesh R Bhuju, Resources Himalaya Foundation: Building climate change resilience capacity of mountain people in Nepal. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES[VIEW POSTER]

Alton Byers, The Mountain Institute: Imja Lake risk reduction: Community- based, science-driven. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

Rodney Garrard (presented by Sonam Sherpa, Kathmandu University): Depicting community perspectives: Repeat photography and participatory research as tools for assessing environmental services in Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES[VIEW POSTER]

Ulyana Horodyskyj, University of Colorado, Boulder: Rates of change on Spillway Lake, Ngozumpa glacier, Nepal: 2000 - 2013. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

Daene McKinney, University of Texas at Austin: Mitigation Strategies for Risk Reduction at Imja lake, Nepal.

Paribesh Pradhan, Trek4Education: Great Himalayan Trail. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

Gautam Rajkarnikar, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Government of Nepal: GLOF monitoring in Nepal. [VIEW SLIDES]

Dhananjay Regmi, Himalayan Research Expeditions: Investigation of the Seti River disaster (May 5, 2012) and assessment of past and future mountain hazards facing Pokhara, Nepal and upstream communities. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES PART 1, PART 2, PART 3]

Ang Rita Sherpa and Ang Chiri Sherpa, The Mountain Institute: Community-based climate change adaptation in the Mount Everest region of Nepal. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

Stephanie Spray, Harvard University: Snow River Film Project, Nepal. [READ TEXT] [VIEW SLIDES]

High Mountains Adaptation Partnership discussion:

John Furlow, USAID: An Overview of USAID’s Approach to Climate Change.  [VIEW SLIDES]

John Harlin, The Mountain Institute: HiMAP growth, participant collaboration, funding opportunities, and knowledge exchange. [VIEW SUMMARY]

Field Methods and Modules:

Hydrology and water quality of Quilcay watershed [VIEW HANDOUT]

End-point water sampling and calculations

Quilcay watershed above Huaraz (~ 3900 m) Trainers: Raul Loayza, Jeff La Frenierre, Molly Polk, Oliver Wigmore

Conflict resolution in Paron in context of glacial lakes [VIEW HANDOUT]

Paron Lake and communities (~ 4200 m) Trainers: Cesar Portocarrero, Laura Read, Rachel Chisolm

Glacial lake and emerging risk and water issues 

History in the Cordillera Blanca, emerging glacial lakes, hydrology and contemporary issues

Llaca Lake (~ 4400 m) Trainers: Wilfreid Haeberli, Marcelo Somos, Daene McKinney

Ground-penetrating radar at Pastoruri Glacier [VIEW HANDOUT]

Demonstration of the use of GPR for measuring the thickness of a glacier.

Pastorouri Glacier (~ 5000 m) Trainers: Daene McKinney, Marcelo Somos, Rachel Chisolm, Katalyn Voss

V&A, Community Consultations, and Policy Tools for High Mountain Climate Change Management and Adaptation [VIEW HANDOUT]

How we’re engaging people and policy-makers: the process and linking science to policy (LAPAs, NAPAs, CAPAs, and PIPs)

Communities in Quilcay watershed above Huaraz (~ 3900 m) Trainers: Jorge Recharte, Josepha Rojas, John Furlow, Alton Byers

Field study of Palcacocha Lake, Cojup valley to Huaraz 

Speaker: Cesar Portocarrero 

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In July 2013 the High Mountains Adaptation Partnership hosted a workshop in Huaraz, Peru, titled "Glacial Flooding and Disaster Risk Management: Knowledge Exchange and Field Training." In this vide

In anticipation of the 2013 Peru workshop on "Glacial Flooding and Disaster Risk Management," filmmaker Daniel Byers prepared this short timelapse from his last visit to the same region, in 2011.

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