Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP)

One of the major objectives of the project is to reduce human and material losses from Glacier Lake Outburst Flooding (GLOF) arising from the Imja lake which is shown in this picture.

Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP) is a joint undertaking of the Government of Nepal, Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UNDP. The project is being implemented by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE) as the lead implementing agency...Read More

What have we accomplished so far

  • In 2014, UNDP carried out preliminary work related to the design study of lowering Imja Lake by at least three meters. The lake, located at an altitude of 5010 meters in Solukhumbu district, is among six glacial lakes at most immediate risk of bursting.

  • Furthermore, in order to mitigate potential flood risks in the Tarai, UNDP supported the construction of embankments, bioengineering works and 30 elevated tube wells in Mahottari, Siraha, Saptari and Udaypur districts.

  • UNDP also supported the establishment of a system to regularly monitor the flow of sediment and debris in rivers, expected to aid measures to mitigate risks posed by monsoon flooding in the rivers of the Tarai and Churia Range, averting extensive damage to human life and property.
Project Overview


Project duration:
2013 to 2017

Geographic coverage:
Five Districts : One in High Mountain and Four Districts in Terai

Focus Area:
Energy & Environment

Implementing partners:
Lead Agency: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM)

Collaborating partners:
Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management (DSCWM)
Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention (DWIDP)
Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation(DNPWC)

UNDP Focal Point:
Anupa Rimal Lamichhane
Climate Change Programme Analyst
UNDP, UN House
PO Box: 107, Pulchowk, Lalitpur Nepal
Tel: 00-977-1-5523200
Fax: 00-977-1-5523991

Project Focal Point:
Top B. Khatri
National Project Manager
Tel: 00-977-1-4248976
Fax: 00-977-1-4254890

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