Alton C Byers, Ph.D., is Senior Research Associate and Faculty at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), the University of Colorado at Boulder, in the US. Alton C Byers is an explorer who has been researching the impact of climate change on the Himalaya. His presentation will focus on the threats posed by expanding glacial lakes, and what local people are doing to mitigate the danger of them bursting. Byers will also speak about an exchange between scientists and experts from the Andes and Himalaya to exchange their experiences and findings of reducing the risk of glacial lake outburst floods.
- Kunda Dixit, Nepali Times/NYU Abu Dhabi
- Alton Byers, INSTAAR