2019
  • ICIMOD publication

Chapter 8 Brief - Water in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Chapter ABSTRACT: Commonly described as the “water tower for Asia,” the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) plays an important role in ensuring water, food, energy, and environmental security for much of the continent. The HKH is the source of ten major rivers that provide water—while also supporting food and energy production and a range of other ecosystem services—for two billion people across Asia. This chapter takes stock of current scientific knowledge on the availability of water resources in the HKH; the varied components of its water supply; the impact of climate change on future water availability; the components of water demand; and the policy, institutions, and governance challenges for water security in the region.
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  • Journal:
    P. Wester, A. Mishra, A. Mukherji & A. B. Shrestha (Eds.), The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People
  • Pages:
    4
  • Language:
    English
  • Published Year:
    2019
  • Publisher Name:
    ICIMOD
  • Publisher Place:
    kathmandu, Nepal
  • External Link:
    Link to main chapter

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