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Title

Himalayan waters at the crossroads: issues and challenges

Publication Year

2015

Author(s)
  • Mukherji, Aditi
  • Molden, David
  • Nepal, Santosh
  • Rasul, Golam
  • Wagnon, Patrick
Source
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT Volume: 31 Issue: 2 Pages: 151-160 Published: 2015
ISSN
0790-0627 eISSN: 1360-0648
Abstract

The Hindu Kush Himalayas are called the water towers of Asia as they are the source of 10 major rivers and have the largest snow and ice deposits outside the two poles. Water emanating from the HKH provides food, energy and ecosystem services to up to 1.3 billion people. Climate change and socio-economic and demographic changes have put unprecedented pressure on these water resources, leading to uncertain supplies, increased demands and higher risks of extreme events like floods and droughts. The eight articles in this special issue highlight various dimensions of the Himalayan water resources by focusing on both physical and social science aspects of water management.

Author Keyword(s)
  • Hindu Kush Himalayas
  • glaciers
  • people's perception
  • climate change
  • water-storage
  • rivers
  • water induced disasters
KeyWord(s) Plus
  • HINDU-KUSH HIMALAYAS
  • CLIMATE-CHANGE
  • SOUTH-ASIA
  • NEPAL
  • GROUNDWATER
  • IMPACT
  • BASIN
  • INDIA
  • PRECIPITATION
  • AVAILABILITY
ESI Discipline(s)
  • Engineering
  • Environment/Ecology
Web of Science Category(ies)
  • Water Resources
Adress(es)

[Mukherji, Aditi; Molden, David; Nepal, Santosh; Rasul, Golam; Wagnon, Patrick] Int Ctr Integrated Mt Dev, Kathmandu, Nepal; [Wagnon, Patrick] IRD UJF Grenoble 1 CNRS G INP, LTHE UMR5564, LGGE UMR5183, Grenoble, France

Reprint Adress

Mukherji, A (reprint author), Int Ctr Integrated Mt Dev, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Country(ies)
  • France
  • Nepal
CNRS - Adress(es)
  • Laboratoire d'étude des transferts en hydrologie et environnement (LTHE), UMR5564
  • Laboratoire de glaciologie et géophysique de l'environnement (LGGE), UMR5183
Accession Number
WOS:000354551300001
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