PhD student, Vaibhav Kaul hosts Himalayan photo exhibition in New Delhi.

imagePhD student, Vaibhav Kaul has hosted a Photography Exhibition in New Delhi to launch his field research project on the Himalayas. The project, aimed at reducing disaster risk in and supporting community adaption to extremes in changing mountain environments was jointly hosted by the University and supported by the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award (Administrated by the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers).

Vaibhav explains; “'Hear Me, O Himalaya!' is a visual memoir of the beautiful conversations I have had with the Himalaya, my dearest friend and the driving force in my life. Each of the fifty or so mesmerising landscapes on display is a reflection of my deep love for the Himalaya. However, I am not exhibiting that love merely for its own sake; I am also doing it for two purely practical purposes - to promote my own research on reducing disaster risk in changing Himalayan environments, and to raise funds for a Himalayan charity, the Saheli Trust, that is trying to improve the lives of distressed and vulnerable women and children.”

Vaibhav’s doctoral research ‘Understanding and enhancing the adaptation and resilience of remote high-mountain communities to hydrometeorological extremes and associated geophysical hazards in a changing climate’, is funded by the Vice Chancellor’s Indian Scholarship (University of Sheffield) and the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award (RGS-IBG).