Imja Glacial Lake, CFGORRP: Reviewing Scientific Assessment Data on Imja Glacial Lake and GLOF for the Activity of Component I of Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP)

Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP) is a joint undertaking of the Government of Nepal (GoN), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project is being implemented by Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE) as the lead Implementing Agency. The project working areas include Solukhumbu in the hill and Mahottari, Siraha, Saptari and Udaipur districts in the terai. 

The main objective is to review scientific assessment data on GLOF risk arising from Imja Lake and incorporate lessons learned from lake level lowering and the Early Warning System (EWS) installed in Tsho Rolpa Glacial Lake in the past and lesson learned from other glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region such as Raphstrengh Tsho mitigation in Bhutan for the Project Implementation.

ADAPT Nepal conducted a detailed scientific assessment on Imja Glacial lake along with the successful stories of glacial lake lowering activities across HKH and Andes in an endeavor to provide specific mitigation measures for Imja Glacial Lake along with the existing gaps of previous similar activities. Moreover, concrete recommendatation were provided for all phases of designing, implementation and supervision for Imja Lake lowering.