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 Population and Environment (MoPE) as the lead implementing agency. The objective of CFGORRP is to reduce human and material losses from Glacier Lake Outburst Flooding (GLOF) in Solukhumbu district and catastrophic flooding events in the Terai and Churia Range ...Read More

 

 

What have we accomplished so far

  • Successful lowering of the water level in Imja Lake by 3.4 meters through construction of an artificial open channel
  • Hydromet and GLOF Sensors operationalized in the periphery of Imja Lake, including automated early-warning sirens in six prime settlements across the 50 km high risk zone of the Imja Dudh Koshi River Corridor
  • 13.4 km of embankment with gabion revetment and bioengineering works completed to stabilize the course of the river 
  • Sediment trap measures implemented in 11 sediment-laden tributaries of Ratu
  • 7.4 km flood-proofing drainage systems and 35 elevated tube wells operationalized
  • 18 safe evacuation centers developed 
  • 36 Community Based Early Warning Systems (CBEWS) operationalized
  • Sediment Monitoring Protocols developed as a resource material and shared among collaborating partners ... Read More

Latest Updates

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This is how my life has changed

I am Ngawang Chhiring Sherpa resident of Toktok ward no. 5, Chaurikharka VDC, Solukhumbu. As my village lies in the trekking route of Sagarmatha National Park, my family runs a small hotel to make money for the family expenses. I passed through a difficult times during my childhood for pursuing education due to the poor economic condition of my family.more