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The changing Himalayas: impact of climate change on water resources and livelihoods in the greater Himalayas

The greater Himalayan region and its water resources play an important role in global atmospheric circulation, biodiversity, etc while serving more than 1.3 billion people in the basin areas of ten large Asian rivers. This paper discusses these issues, the need to close the knowledge gap, the need for adaptation strategies, and the importance of strengthening local knowledge for adaptation.

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Author(s)Arun Bhakta Shrestha, Mats Eriksson, Xu Jianchu
PublisherICIMOD
Place publishedKathmandu
Date / Journal Vol No.January 2009
Pages28
 
 

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