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Himalayan waters at the crossroads: issues and challenges

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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.
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insu-01205211 , version 1 (25-09-2015)

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A. Mukherji, D. Molden, S. Nepal, G. Rasul, P. Wagnon. Himalayan waters at the crossroads: issues and challenges. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 2015, 31 (2), pp.151-160. ⟨10.1080/07900627.2015.1040871⟩. ⟨insu-01205211⟩
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