Development of glacial hazard and risk minimisation protocols in rural environments
Reynolds International Ltd is maintaining access to the results of this important international research project undertaken by the former RGSL glacial hazards team under Prof. John Reynolds’ direction.
RGSL pioneered the development of guidelines for glacial hazard management through a project funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), between 2000 and 2003.
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Technical procedures were tested and developed at sites in Nepal and Peru, whilst management issues were investigated with project partners INRENA in Peru. In order to disseminate the outputs of the project to the local problem holders, workshops were organised in Nepal, Bhutan, and Peru. Reports and guidelines have been made available to the host country implementing agencies.
For more information, please download the original project summary [pdf].
Download Guidelines for the management of glacial hazards and risks
The original work to develop these Guidelines for the management of glacial hazards and risks was undertaken by Reynolds Geo-Sciences Ltd (RGSL) through a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the benefit of developing countries between 2000 and 2003. This is under the Knowledge and Research (KaR) scheme in grant R7816 Development of Glacial Hazard and Risk Minimisation Protocols in Rural Environments. The guidelines documents have been freely available since then on RGSL’s website. However, in July 2009, all of RGSL’s intellectual property rights were acquired by Reynolds International Ltd (RIL) and the guidelines have been freely available ever since via RIL’s website.
In 2014, it was decided to rebrand the guideline documents ahead of undertaking further technical revisions (which are ongoing) to reflect developments in glacial hazards research since 2003. The edition of the Guidelines for the management of glacial hazards and risks linked below is the 2003 version but simply reissued under the Reynolds International Ltd brand.