News and events

HighNoon article: "Stakeholder engagement in climate change vulnerability assessments and associated challenges: A case study in the Ganges Basin in India" Article has been submitted for publication in GTZ.
HighNoon project members: Suruchi Bhadwal, Ashok Mishra, Arabinda Mishra, Sreeja Nair, Sneha Balakrishnan, Sambita Ghosh, G. J. Lingaraj, Annemarie Groot, Christian Siderius, Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Eddy Moors and Tanya Singh, Wednesday 25 May 2011
The Fate of the Big Rain Climate change affects people both globally and regionally. Pankaj Kumar, for example, who works at the Climate Service Center and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, and is involved in the HighNoon project, is investigating the interplay of dry season and monsoon in India. He wants to discover the future outlook for water resource availability on the subcontinent.
Max Planck Research Magazine (number 1, 2011), Monday 18 April 2011
Workshop snowmelt modeling in Chamonix From 25–27 January 2011, HighNoon members gathered in Chamonix, France, for a snow melt modelling workshop. Representatives of different modelling groups compared and discussed the spatial and temporal dynamics of snowmelt contribution to river flow in the Ganges basin.
HighNoon Secretary, Monday 28 February 2011
HighNoon Newsletter, issue 2 (February 2011) This newsletter gives an overview with the Delivery Reports on HighNoon Modelling Domain; Sensitivity analysis of the indicator framework; Baseline assessment of current and future socioeconomic scenarios for Northern India, and the analysis of climate uncertainty. Applied methods are described and a report from the vulnerability Assessment Workshops.
Thursday 17 February 2011
The value of short term weather forecasts in a rice-wheat cropping system in northeastern India The value of short term weather forecasts in a rice-wheat cropping system in northeastern India, Colloquium presentation on February 02, 2011, by Kenny Aberson (research done at IIT Karagpur).
Kenny Aberson, Wageningen UR - SEG/Alterra, Wednesday 2 February 2011
Global Change article: "mountain glaciers face the heat" The recognition of an error in the fourth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change put the spotlight on glaciers. Not all glaciers are about to disappear, but their recession is real and so are the impacts the loss of this “stored water” will have on ecosystems and societies, Ray Bradley asserts.
Global Change (No. 76; January 2011), Monday 31 January 2011
Participatory vulnerability assessment workshop in Rudrapur The coming months multi stakeholder workshops will be organised at the community, district and state level in the four case study areas. These workshops aim to discuss with stakeholders about their vulnerability to climate change as a first step towards identifying and prioritising multi-sector adaptation measures.
Annemarie Groot, Alterra (Wageningen UR ), Thursday 13 January 2011
International Symposium: Benefiting from Earth Observation Bridging the data gap for adaptation to climate change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region
Friday 25 June 2010
PhD student James Cohen is going to work on the HighNoon project James Cohen is a PhD student at the University of Salford, under supervision of Professor David Collins. James obtained a First Class BA in Geography from the University of Oxford in 2008 and is going to work on WP2.
HighNoon Secretary, Thursday 10 June 2010
HighNoon second progress meeting 2nd progress meeting between the European partners at the Met Office-Hadley Centre, Exeter and the Indian partners at the FITT-IITD, New Delhi, in the ETS, Deans Complex
Friday 28 May 2010