an expedition documenting

stories of change along the river


Himalayas to Ocean (H2O) is the story of communities, climate change, and the transformative power of water.

Photo from our film-maker Ross Harrison.

In the shadow of Everest looms the threat of anthropogenic climate change, a force that stands to forever alter the confluence of people and place in the Himalayas. We are a University of Oxford expedition starting in September 2017, setting out to trace the role of water from the world's highest peaks to low-lands valleys through the places and communities most arrestingly sculpted by it. Along the way we will create a modern-day account of the people, communities and cultures experiencing change at the water's edge. 


charting landscapes of resilience

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Key partnerships for impact. 

We are an Environmental Change Institute (University of Oxford) affiliated project, and partner with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). The ECI has a track record for producing research on climate change with expertise in water, food and energy.  ICIMOD is a world-reknowed organisation working on climate change impact and adaptation in the Himalayas. Those collaborations will provide us with supervision and expertise on the region throughout the project to ensure H2O reflects the realities on the ground and maximises impact.


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