Glacial bursts and flooding (GLOP) and dams in the Himalayas— what lies ahead?

… a literature synthesis

Yesterday morning we woke up with the news of a glaciar bursting in the Nanda Devi mountains in India and the subsequent glacial burst flooded a village and burst a dam in the Indian Himalayas. This led to loss of life of about 20 people and 200 people went missing. Sorry sights on TV. While this did not really make international headlines, the question would be whether this was expected or what is the likelihood of this occurring again?