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The Changing Himalayas: Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Livelihoods in the Greater Himalayas

04 Nov 2009

This document addresses climate change induced hazards such as floods, landslides, and droughts imposing significant stresses on the livelihoods of mountain people and downstream populations. It looks forward to improving society's adaptation strategies, and leveling structural inequalities that make adaptation by poor people more difficult, by strengthening local knowledge, innovations, and practices within social and ecological systems as well as strengthening the functioning of institutions relevant for adaptation.

Status: Completed

Type: Monograph

Year of publication: 2009

Tags: agriculture chemicals toxics and heavy metals climate change ecosystem environmental disasters environment and health glacier Himalaya mountains permafrost polar water

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