Abstracts ‘The Italian Science & Cooperation at the shadow of K2’

KaraKoram Resources and Climate Change: Glacier, unhealthy Water and Ecosystem

  September 10, healing 2013 

Potential Sites for the Creation of Biosphere Reserves in Pakistan

Chair: A. A. Khan

1. A. A. Khan – Pakistan Scientific Board, Ev-K2-CNR Committee – Pakistan

2. M. Rafique – Natural History Museum and Focal Point for UNESCO’s M&B Programme in Pakistan – Pakistan

3. W. Noor – Forest Department Gilgit-Baltistan – Pakistan

4. G. Muhammad – Forest Department, Government of Balochistan – Pakistan

5. S. A. Shah – Forest Department, Government of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa – Pakistan

Climate Change in the Karakoram

Co – Chairs: P. Bonasoni and P. Cristofanelli

6. P. Bonasoni and P. Cristofanelli – Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC), National Research Council (CNR) – Italy

7. R. Ghulam – Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) – Pakistan

8. M. Hussain – Karakorum International University, Gilgit-Baltistan – Pakistan

9. A. Tahir – Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) – Pakistan

Glaciers, Snow and the Hydrological Cycle in Northern Pakistan

Chair: M. Winiger

10. D. Bocchiola – Hydraulic Division, Politecnico di Milano, Ev-K2-CNR Committee – Italy

11. M. Winiger – University of Bonn, ICIMOD – Germany

12. C. Mayer – Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities – Germany

Extreme Precipitation, Floods in Pakistan – Risk Assessment

Chair: S. Ullah

13. F. Gaetani – Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat – Switzerland

14. C. Calligaris – Department of Mathematics and Geosciences, University of Trieste – Italy

15. S. Ullah – Environment and Climate Change Unit, UNDP – Pakistan

Environment Impacts, Resources Management and Mitigation Actions

Co-chairs: F. Mari and Q. Chaudry

16. Q. Chaudry – Climate Affairs, Government of Pakistan – Pakistan

17. A. Bocci – Department of Environmental Sciences “G. Sarfatti”, University of Siena – Italy and Muhammad Zafar, Karakorum International University and WWF – Pakistan

18. L. Rossi, Department of Veterinary, University of Turin – Italy

19. A. N. Naqvi, Karakorum International University, Gilgit-Baltistan – Pakistan

20. J. Baig, Karakorum International University, Gilgit-Baltistan – Pakistan

21. F. Mari – SEED Project, Ev-K2-CNR Committee – Italy

22. K. H. Saleem – Forest Department, Gilgit-Baltistan – Pakistan