News and events

Article "Solutions evade impending water crisis" A special session on water on the sidelines of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in the Indian capital, hosted by TERI, sought to seek solutions to the looming global water crisis. HighNoon project leader Dr Eddy Moors had been interviewed for this article.
OneWorld South Asia, Tuesday 31 January 2012
HighNoon Newsletter, issue 4 (January 2012) Editorial: The HighNoon project has entered its final phase. The interaction with stakeholders in the case study areas and other stakeholders receives much attention. In Allahabad and in the Kansabati Basin stakeholder workshops were organized at the district and community level to prioritize adaption options. The HighNoon Spring School is about to start to share and further discuss solved and unresolved climate change adaptation issues.
HighNoon Secretary, Tuesday 31 January 2012
Article "Stakeholder engagement in climate change vulnerability assessments and associated challenges: A case study in the Ganges Basin in India" This ongoing study seeks to assess the impact of Himalayan glaciers retreat and possible changes in the Indian summer monsoon on the spatial and temporal distribution of water resources in Northern India.
CCA RAI Newsletter Issue I: Vulnerability and Risk Assessment, Monday 31 October 2011
Estimating glacier areas and volumes for the entire Himalayas Regional climate models (RCMs), as applied within the HighNoon project, use glacier areas and glacier volumes in combination with mass and energy balance models and therefore allow a dynamical coupling of glaciers with the climate. To provide the required glacier data to the climate modelers, UNIGE collected glacier outlines from various databases and compiled a comprehensive inventory of the best available glacier data for the entire HighNoon modeling domain.
HighNoon Secretary / UNIGE, Monday 29 August 2011
Article 'Meticulous modelling' in Research Media HighNoon project coordinator Eddy Moors discusses in Research Media glacial retreat in the Himalayas and the need for improved climate and hydrological modelling for the development of adaptive solutions to help the region continue to thrive.
Research Media, Thursday 18 August 2011
HighNoon Internship Tanya Singh Tanya Singh had her internship at TERI and focused mainly within the framework of WP 4 of the HighNoon project. WP 4 intends to develop a new participatory methodology for the prioritization of adaptation strategies in response to climate change. In total there were two main goals for the internship. Firstly, to develop an evaluation framework, which makes an assessment of the applied methodology developed in WP 4 for the stakeholder workshops possible. Secondly, to carry out a literature review in order to collect different possibilities on how to address the economic dimension in the participatory prioritization process on climate change adaptation strategies in phase III of the HighNoon project.
Tanya Singh, Tuesday 2 August 2011
Meeting: Past, present and future of Himalayan glaciers (5-9 December 2011) Held in San Fransisco, USA
Friday 29 July 2011
Conference on Water, Food Security and Climate Change in Nepal (23-24 November 2011) Increasing water productivity in agriculture, making targeted investments and putting in place the right institutional measures will be the key to effective water use for food and environmental security. The main purpose of the conference is to find opportunities to improve farmer income, food production, food security and promote environmentally sustainable agricultural water management practices in Nepal in the face future uncertainty due to anticipated drivers of change including CC.
Climate Himalaya, Friday 29 July 2011
Impact of snow and glacier melt on the water security of users of the Ganges, India Ewout Zwolsman, an MSc student from Wageningen University, assessed for the HighNoon project the contribution of snow- and icemelt to the water demand in the Ganges basin as part of his final Masters thesis.
HighNoon Secretary, Wednesday 15 June 2011
HighNoon presentations at the India Water Forum April 2011 The India Water forum 2011 addressed the dynamics of water and climate change, and deliberated on significant issues specific to water security, means to resolve the same by investment in natural infrastructure, monitoring efficient usage, water treatment and leveraging eco-friendly technology for water usage that will help in ensuring sustainable development. Eddy Moors represented HighNoon with the presentation "Adaptation to changing water resources in the Ganges basin, Northern India."
IWF, Wednesday 1 June 2011