February 2017: Preparation for Inception Meeting

14-15 March 2017: Inception Meeting, Kathmandu

16 March 2017: National Stakeholder Workshop

17-20 March 2017: Scoping field trip to Western Nepal (Dadeldhura, Chainpur, Dipayal, Chisapani)

7-8 September 2017: A paper entitled, "Landslide EVO: Citizen science for landslide risk reduction and disaster resilience building in mountainous regions" will be presented at "Building Resilience to Geohazards in the Face of Uncertainty" conference, the Geological Society, London, 7-11 September 2017

15 September 2017 : The Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience (SHEAR) Consortium Coordination Team met in London to discuss integration between the four projects funded under the SHEAR Programme ( and to plan opportunities for Stakeholder engagement, dissemination and training and development for students and early career researchers linked to the projects.

September-October 2017: Funding is available for 13 PhD Studentships under the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience (SHEAR) Studentship Cohort programme. Five potential projects, based at Imperial College London and the University of Birmingham, are linked to Landslide EVO. Read the project advertisements here:

October 2017: An abstract of a paper presenting an overview of the Landslide EVO project has been accepted by the 11th Asian Regional Conference of IAEG, Kathmandu, 28-30 November 2017

October 2017: Our project inception paper, 'Citizen science for hydrological risk reduction and resilience building' has been published in Wiley International Reviews:Water. A summary of the article can be found here:, and the full article can be read here:

March 2018: L-EVO researchers are editing a Special Issue in the Open-Access Journal 'Frontiers in Earth Science' on Citizen Science: Reducing Risk and Building Resilience to Natural Hazards. Submission now open!

March 2018: Jonathan Paul will be presenting L-EVO's research on Citizen Science at the 8th World Water Forum, 18-23 March, Brazil, in a session on 'People, Science and Governments' to be held on Wednesday 21st March, 4-6pm