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  • Hazard potential of seepages causing moraine dam break in the Bhutan Himalayas H. Häusler, T. Payer, D. Leber, M. Brauner, D. Wangda, D. Rank, W. Papesch Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 04048, 2007
  • Impact of Climate Change on Himalayan Glaciers and Glacial Lakes: Case Studies on GLOF and Associated Hazards in Nepal and Bhutan (2007) Bajracharya, S. R.; Mool, P.; Shrestha, B. ICIMOD Books Online
  • Recent expansions of glacial lakes in the Bhutan Himalayas (2007) Jiro Komori Quaternary International 2007 Inventory of glaciers, glacial lakes and glacial lake outburst floods: Bhutan. ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal. 2001. Mool, P.K., Wangda, D., Bajracharya, S.R., Kunzang, K., Gurung, D.R., and Joshi, S.P.
  • Various reports published by ICIMOD are available in ICIMOD webpage under publications. Some of the webpage containing GLOF related publication are: http://dev.icimod.org/elibrary/index.php/search/ http://dev.icimod.org/elibrary/index.php/search/publication/169 http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/131 http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/286 http://www.icimod-gis.net/gis/naturalhazard.php http://ekh.unep.org/m-eKH/GLOF_NEPAL/GUIDE/movie.html http://www.rrcap.unep.org/issues/glof/glof/index.htm
  • Link to paper - BHUTAN HIMALAYAS - GLACIAL LAKE MORAINE DAM STABILITY IMAGING - R Stow - ESA Gothenburg - 16-20 October 2000 http://earth.esa.int/pub/ESA_DOC/gothenburg/294stow.pdf
  • Disaster Monitoring Constellation of remote sensing satellites http://www.dmcii.com/about_us_constellation.htm It has daily MS imaging capability at 22/32m resolution and capability as low as 4m resolution with panchromatic images.
  • Assessment Reports on Glacial Lakes and GLOF (from Karma Chogyal, United Nations Development Programme, Bhutan) Reports; Ministry of Economics Affairs; Bhutan; Contact Dawchu Dukpa dawchu@gmail.com for the reports List of reports available at http://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/drm/cr/res07050801.doc (Doc Size: 73 KB) Reports on assessments on glacial lakes and GLOF carried out by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bhutan in collaboration with Austrian and Japanese governments and ICIMOD.
  • Workshop Report: Managing Risk of a Changing Climate to Support Development: Asia Regional Workshop in April 2007 (from H. S. Brahma, National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi) Report; UNDP's Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) ; Nepal; 2007 Available at http://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/drm/cr/res08050802.pdf (PDF Size: 955 KB) Workshop report contains detailed country papers on GOLF from Nepal and Bhutan From Seeta Giri, United Nations Development Programme, Kabul, Afganiastan
  • Synthesis Report Chapter on "Climate Change and Natural Resource Management: Key Themes from Case Studies" Report; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; France Available at http://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/drm/cr/res08050803.pdf (PDF Size: 773 KB) Synthesis of climate change case studies, which has relevant information on GLOF and glacier retreat
  • Nepal: Lowering of Water Level of Tsho Rolpa Lake- Early Warning System Report; by Sita Giri; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; 2005 Available at http://www.solutionexchange-un.net.in/drm/cr/res08050804.doc (Doc Size: 70 KB) Snapshot on GLOF mitigation report, contains information on local coping strategies for mitigating the risk of glacial floods on Lake Tsho Rolpa. From Pradeep Mool, International Standard for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal
  • Glacial Lake Outburst Floods and Risk Engineering in the Himalaya Report; by Professor Jack Ives; University of Colorado; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development; Nepal; 1986 Available at http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/379 Report on investigations into issues related to GLOF and the impact, including information on the special "risk engineering" analysis of the Dig Tsho event
  • Workshop Report: 'International Workshop on Flash Floods and Sustainable Development in the Himalayas Report; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development; Lahsa; 2005 Available at http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/22 Presents up-to-date information on flash floods (including those from glacier lake bursts) and management in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan
  • Flash Floods in the Himalayas Report; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development; Nepal; 2008 Available at http://www.icimod.org/home/pub/publications.content.php?puid=118 Documents ICMOD's ongoing project on flash flood risk management focusing on capacity building, awareness raging and knowledge sharing
  • Herders of Chitral: The Lost Messengers? Local Knowledge on Disaster Preparedness in Chitral District, Pakistan (2007) Book; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development; Pakistan; 2007 Available at http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/144 Helps to increase awareness and understanding among implementing organisations on local knowledge, practices, and contexts related to disasters, including flash floods
  • The Snake and the River Don't Run Straight: Local Knowledge on Disaster Preparedness in the Eastern Terai of Nepal (2007) Book; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development; Nepal; 2007 Available at http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/143 Aims to increase awareness and understanding among implementing organizations on local knowledge, practices, and contexts related to disasters, including flash floods From Hans van Noord, National Soil Service Centre (NSSC), Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Tsatichu Revisited Report; by Hans van Noord and Tshewang Phuntsho ; Department of Geology and Mines ; Bhutan; 2005 Available at http://www.mti.gov.bt/dgm/DGM-SDS/consultancy/Tsatichu%202005.pdf (PDF Size: 715 KB) Discusses how downstream hazard mapping helped to understand the need for early warning system and ensured timely evacuation during an emergency
  • Hazard Potential of Seepages Causing Moraine Dam Break in the Bhutan Himalayas Research Abstract; by H. Häusler, T. Payer, D. Leber, M. Brauner, D. Wangda, D. Rank and W. Papesch; Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9; Bhutan; 2007 Available at http://www.cosis.net/abstracts/EGU2007/04048/EGU2007-J-04048.pdf (PDF Size: 90 KB) Paper deals with the hazard assessment of moraine seepages, described one major factor that can cause a GLOF.
  • Impact of Climate Change on Himalayan Glaciers and Glacial Lakes: Case Studies on GLOF and Associated Hazards in Nepal and Bhutan Research Asbtract; by Samjwat Ratne Bajracharya, Pradeep Kumar Mool and Basant Raj Shrestha; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development and United Nations Environment Programme; Bhutan; 2007 Available at http://www.rrcap.unep.org/reports/file/Impact_Climate_Change.pdf (PDF Size: 100 KB) Paper contains case studies on GOLF and associated hazards in Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Bhutan Himalyas - Glacial lake Moraine Dam Stability Imaging (from Richard Stow, Enviro Science, UK) Paper; by Richard Stow; European Space Agency, Gothenburg; 16-20 October 2000 Available at http://earth.esa.int/pub/ESA_DOC/gothenburg/294stow.pdf (PDF, Size: 688 KB) Paper showing preliminary results and establishing that radar "coherence mapping" can map ground instability through cloud cover From Shiriin Barakzai, Ministry of Works and Human Settlement, Thimphu, Bhutan; response 2
  • Landslides and Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions Book; Edited by Robin Mclnnes, Jenny Kakeways, Heleb Fairbank and Emma Mathier; Taylor and Francis; May 2007; Permission Required: Yes, paid publication Ordering information available at http://www.books-express.co.uk/book/9780415443180/Landslides-and-Climate-Change-Challenges-and-Solutions.html Considers practical experiences of hazard management, risks governance and response to climate change including floods.
  • Debris Flow: Mechanics, Predictions and Counter Measures Book; by Tamotshu Takahashi; Taylor and Francis; 3 May 2007; Permission Required: Yes, paid publication Ordering information available at http://www.taylorandfrancis.co.uk/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&isbn=9780415435529&pc= Sheds light on the application of theory in relation to computer-simulated reproductions of real disasters, including GLOFs
  • Evaluation and Prevention of Natural Risks Book; by Stefano Campus, Secondo Barbero, Stefano Bovo and Ferruccio Forlati; Taylor and Francis; 18 October 2007; Permission Required: Yes, paid publication
  • Ordering information available at http://www.taylorandfrancis.co.uk/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&isbn=9780415413862&parent_id=&pc=/shopping_cart/search/search.asp?search%3DEvaluation%2Band%2BPrevention%2Bof%2BNatural%2BRisks Recounts experiences carried out by Piemonte-territory in Italy on the cognitive and forecasting aspects related to risk assessment and alerting procedures for hydrogeological disasters
  • Advances in Urban Flood Management Book; by Richard Ashley, Stephen Garvin, Erik Pasche, Andreas Vassilopoulos and Chris Zevenbergen; Taylor and Francis; 1 February 2007; Permission Required: Yes, paid publication Ordering information available at http://www.taylorandfrancis.co.uk/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&isbn=9780415436625&parent_id=&pc=/shopping_cart/search/search.asp?search%3DAdvances%2Bin%2BUrban%2BFlood%2BManagement Addresses a broad spectrum of issues in the emerging field of urban flood management (including GLOF), highlighting need for further research and development in the area
  • Fluid Mechanics of Environmental Interfaces Book; by Carlo Gualtieri and Dragutin T. Mihailovic; Taylor and Francis; 7 February 2008; Permission Required: Yes, paid publication Ordering information available at http://www.taylorandfrancis.co.uk/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&isbn=9780415446693&parent_id=&pc=/shopping_cart/search/search.asp?search%3DFluid%2BMechanics%2Bof%2BEnvironmental%2BInterfaces%2B Deals with the phenomena that affects transport of material to and from the surface of an organism (such as the GLOF phenomenon), including molecular and turbulent diffusion
  • Flood Control and Drainage Engineering, 3rd Edition Book; by S. N. Ghosh; Taylor and Francis; 6 July 2006; Permission Required: Yes, paid publication Ordering information available at http://www.taylorandfrancis.co.uk/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&isbn=9780415398909&parent_id=&pc=/shopping_cart/search/search.asp?search%3DFlood%2BControl%2Band%2BDrainage%2BEngineering Outlines recent developments in remote sensing, information technology and DIS technology used to deal with problem of flood forecasting and flood plain prioritization, including for GLOF
  • Internal Erosion of Dams and their Foundations: Selected and Reviewed Papers from the Workshop on Internal Erosion and Piping of Dams and their Foundations, Aussois, France, 25–27 April 2005 Book; by A. Robin Fell and Jean-Jacques Fry; Taylor and Francis; 31 May 2007; Permission Required: Yes, paid publication Ordering information available at http://www.taylorandfrancis.co.uk/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&isbn=9780415437240&parent_id=&pc=/shopping_cart/search/search.asp?search%3DInternal%2BErosion%2Bof%2BDams%2Band%2Btheir%2BFoundations Discusses the internal erosion process and Piping of Dams and their Foundations, from initiation of erosion continuation, progression to form a pipe and formation of a breach
  • Water Management Challenges in Global Change: Proceedings of the 9th Computing and Control for the Water Industry (CCWI2007) and the Sustainable Urban Water Management (SUWM) conferences, Leicester, UK, 3-5 September 2007 Book; by B. Ulanicki, Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, David Butler, Peter L. M. Bounds and Fayyazi Ali Memon; Taylor and Francis; 24 August 2007; Permission Required: Yes, paid publication Ordering information available at http://www.taylorandfrancis.co.uk/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&isbn=9780415454155&parent_id=&pc=/shopping_cart/search/search.asp?search%3DWater%2BManagement%2BChallenges%2Bin%2BGlobal%2BChange Views of academic/industrial experts from different countries on technical solutions to water management problems (including GLOF) along with outlining vision for addressing global issues
  • Uncertainty Analysis and Risk Assessment in Dam Break Modeling Book; by Migena Zagonjoli; Taylor and Francis; October 2007; Permission Required: Yes, paid publication Ordering information available at http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/isbn=9780415455947/ Describes framework and techniques of structure failure events, proposes approaches at risk analysis and assessment by numerical, statistical, and constrain based methods for dam breaking
  • Numerical Modeling of Hydrodynamics for Water Resource: Proceedings of the Conference of Numerical Modeling of Hydrodynamic Systems (Zaragoza, Spain, 18-21 June 2007) Book; by Pilar Garcia Navarro and Enrique Playan; CRC Pr I Llc; September 2007; Permission Required: Yes, paid publication Ordering information available at http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/isbn=9780415440561 Elaborates on canal operational rules based on decision support systems, with the dual aim of assuring water delivery and meeting flow control constraints
  • Some recent research on GLOF related to Bhutan: Hazard potential of seepages causing moraine dam break in the Bhutan Himalayas H. Häusler, T. Payer, D. Leber, M. Brauner, D. Wangda, D. Rank, W. Papesch Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 04048, 2007
  • Impact of Climate Change on Himalayan Glaciers and Glacial Lakes: Case Studies on GLOF and Associated Hazards in Nepal and Bhutan (2007) Bajracharya, S. R.; Mool, P.; Shrestha, B. ICIMOD Books Online
  • Recent expansions of glacial lakes in the Bhutan Himalayas (2007) Jiro Komori Quaternary International 2007 Inventory of glaciers, glacial lakes and glacial lake outburst floods: Bhutan.
  • ICIMOD, Kathmandhu, Nepal. 2001. Mool, P.K., Wangda, D., Bajracharya, S.R., Kunzang, K., Gurung, D.R., and Joshi, S.P.

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