Tag Archives: Karakorum

South Asia’s Water Challenge – Politicization of Water Resources-II

Climate change, Asia’s rapid urbanization and population growth rates are placing increased pressure on scarce water resources.

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Politicization of Water Resources–I

Water scarcity has emerged as a highly critical and contentious issue in South Asia in the age of Climate Change. River water supply will increase in the short-term but this will only last as long as the glaciers do. Asia cannot rely on increased run-off being a long-lasting phenomenon. Changing rainfall patterns are expected to further exacerbate dwindling freshwater sources.

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Melting Glaciers May Impact Hydropower Plans

The World Water Week has put the focus back into shrinking glaciers but the jury is still out on the impacts they will have on the flow in snow-fed rivers and hydropower generation.

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