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Water on the Tibetan Plateau: Ecological and Strategic Implications for the Region
n June 2009, the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies convened a high-level roundtable on Water on the Tibetan Plateau: Ecological and Strategic Implications for the Region. This roundtable brought together water, environmental and security experts from Asia and Europe in the presence of the Dalai Lama.
The report "Water on the Tibetan Plateau: Ecological and Strategic Implications for the Region" outlines and summarizes the discussions that were held at the roundtable session with the Dalai Lama.
As the source of Asia's major rivers, the Tibetan Plateau is of great strategic significance for China and the region. People from Vietnam
to Pakistan depend for their livelihood and further development on the water of these rivers. Yet, climate change causes Tibet's glaciers to melt and its permafrost to thaw, with enormous implications for the security and well-being of millions of people downstream.
Publication website ( PDF - www.hcss.nl )
|Author(s)||The Hague Center for Strategic Studies|
|Publisher||The Hague Center for Strategic Studies|
|Place published||The Hague|
|Date / Journal Vol No.||June 2009|
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