Webinar: State and fate of the Hindu Kush Himalaya water resources

Climate change impacts on the Hindu Kush Himalaya cryosphere

In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a Synthesis Report which presented a gloomy picture of the future of glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), along with possible impacts on water availability, highlighting knowledge gaps and the need to strengthen research on the HKH cryosphere. Today, we have a much better understanding of how glaciers may change in the future and what it means for water resources. Interestingly, some of the findings are counter intuitive and are in contrast to what was earlier hypothesized. This webinar addresses the projected shrinking of glaciers in the region by one-third by the end of the century and the subsequent challenges faced by the 2 billion people who rely on the 10 river basins that make up the region.

Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Time: 3:00pm (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)

Format: 60 minutes total time for Presentation, Discussion, Q&A

Cost: Free

Chair: Suzy Goldsmith

Resources: Webcasts and other documents will be available here

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Presenters:

Arun Shrestha

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Arun Shrestha is a Senior Climate Change Specialist and Program Manager for the Regional River Basins and Cryosphere program of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) ba... Read more

Resources:

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Webinar: State and fate of the Hindu Kush Himalaya water resources

Integrated Water Resource Management

28 May 2019

Details:

Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP)
ICIMOD – Read here

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment
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Registrants Locations:

AR4 Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report
IPCC, 2007: Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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