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000031138 020__ $$a978-981-287-974-5
000031138 041__ $$aEnglish
000031138 100__ $$aMolden, D. J.
000031138 245__ $$aDownstream Implications of Climate Change in the Himalayas
000031138 260__ $$c2016
000031138 260__ $$bSpringer Singapore
000031138 300__ $$a65-82
000031138 490__ $$aWater Resources Development and Management
000031138 507__ $$aDavid Molden, Arun Shrestha, Santosh Nepal, Walter Immerzeel, ICIMOD staff, book chapters, dmpaper
000031138 511__ $$aKoshi, Article, kbProject
000031138 520__ $$aThe Himalayas, Hindu Kush, Karakorum mountains and the Tibetan Plateau make up the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region, an area that has more snow and ice resources than any other region outside of the Polar Regions (Fig. 1). The HKH region extends 3500 km over all or part of eight countries from Afghanistan in the west to Myanmar in the east. About 200 million people live in the HKH mountains, while 1.3 billion people depend directly or indirectly on waters that originate in the mountains in 10 major river basins. These mountains are under threat from climate change and other socio-economic changes that will pose a challenge for Asia’s future. This chapter reviews the state of knowledge concerning the mountains water resources, draws out implications for downstream users, and recommends key actions to be taken.
000031138 653__ $$aWater Security
000031138 653__ $$aClimate Change
000031138 653__ $$aSustainable Development
000031138 700__ $$aShrestha, A. B.
000031138 700__ $$aNepal, S.
000031138 700__ $$aImmerzeel, W. W.
000031138 773__ $$pDownstream Implications of Climate Change in the Himalayas edited by Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada
000031138 8564_ $$uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-976-9_5$$yExternal link
000031138 980__ $$aARTICLE