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000032191 020__ $$a978-981-10-1914-2
000032191 041__ $$aEnglish
000032191 100__ $$aWahid, S. M.
000032191 245__ $$aClimate Change Adaptation, Water Infrastructure Development, and Responsive Governance in the Himalayas: The Case Study of Nepal’s Koshi River Basin
000032191 260__ $$c2016
000032191 260__ $$bSpringer Singapore
000032191 260__ $$aSingapore
000032191 300__ $$a61-80
000032191 507__ $$aArun Bhakta Shrestha, Aditi Mukherji, Shahriar Wahid, ICIMOD staff, book chapters, kdrpolicya
000032191 511__ $$aKoshi, Report, kbProject
000032191 520__ $$aIt is predicted that by the 2050s, the Koshi (Kosi) River basin, the largest Himalayan basin in Nepal, will be experiencing frequent and devastating flooding events and lower lean season flows due to climate change. This will threaten the livelihoods of millions of inhabitants. Development of water infrastructure has the potential to make water availability more consistent and secure. It could generate as much as 10,086 MW of economically feasible energy and irrigate approximately 500,000 ha of agricultural land. We argue that the challenges of water infrastructure development under climatic uncertainty can be overcome through systematic assessment of climatic and nonclimatic risks and responsive governance mechanisms that employ newer forms of stakeholder engagement and accountability, networks, partnerships and enhanced collaboration across sectors.
000032191 700__ $$aMukherji, A.
000032191 700__ $$aShrestha, A.
000032191 773__ $$p Cecilia Tortajada(ed), Increasing Resilience to Climate Variability and Change: The Roles of Infrastructure and Governance in the Context of Adaptation
000032191 8564_ $$uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1914-2_4$$yExternal link
000032191 980__ $$aArticle