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  Title: Himalayas to be wetter and warmer over next century
Source: Eco-Business
Date: 14 / 8 / 2013
 The river systems fed by the glaciers of the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau are a vital source of water, food and energy for hundreds of millions of people downstream.   Trying to predict the impact of climate change on glaciers in such a large and inaccessible area as the Himalayas – with research made more difficult by bitter intra regional rivalries – is no easy task.  While some studies say rising temperatures in the mountains and the melt of glaciers will lead to falling river levels downstream and drought in what is one of the most densely populated regions on the planet, other reports paint a more sanguine picture.   In a study in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists say that in two of the region’s most important river basins – the Ganges and the Indus – water levels are unlikely to drop over the next century.  This contrasts with earlier studies – including one by the same authors – suggesting water levels in these rivers would drop significantly by 2050, threatening the livelihoods of millions.   The new report, Rising river flows throughout the twenty-first century in two Himalayan glacierized watersheds, says that in some parts of the Himalayan region, river flow losses as a result of less glacial meltwater will be compensated by an increase in monsoon rains.   The lead author of the report is Dr Walter Immerzeel, a mountain hydrology and climate change specialist at Utrecht University  and at present a visiting scientist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal.   Four years ago Immerzeel and his colleagues published a report predicting a considerable drop in water levels in the same rivers by 2050.   “We are now using a more advanced glacier model that takes into consideration how slowly glaciers respond to climate change” says Dr Immerzeel.   Marc Bierkens, professor of Hydrology...
 
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New Uttarkashi admn to educate people on eco-sensitive zone


New Kenilworth sisters inspired by Himalayan adventures to set up wool company.


New International Flower Fest coming up in Spring in Sikkim.


New Sikkim's first organic festival


New Namchi Winter Open Snooker Championship 2014 concludes


New Dances, music mark start of Yuva Mahotsav.


New Auli to host skiing competition from Feb 20


New Ladakh's musical instrument on display as ‘Exhibit of the Month’ at IGRMS Bhopal.


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New India, Nepal join hands to secure wildlife corridor.


New Talks with Bhutan for coordinated operation.


New Arunachal Pradesh contemplating to involve Army in health sector


New Gadkari declares Rs 1300 crore to construct Chardham yatra routes.


New TCS-Udaan providing free employability Training to unemployed youth of Ladakh.


New Promoting Kashmir: Come one, Come all


New DIET Leh organizes orientation programme for primary teachers


New Ispat Foundation, Pragya distribute relief in Bandipora


New Geologist blames encroachment on dried river for Uttarakhand tragedy.


New Snowstorm blows away roofs of 11 houses in U'khand.


New Crowdfunded “ice stupas” help Ladakh adapt to climate change.


New India's remote Ladakh is a land forgotten by time.


New Valley Shivers at -3.8°C, Ladakh at -16°C.


New Valley freezes under 'Chillai Kalan'; Kargil coldest.


New U'khand demands withdrawal of eco-sensitive zone.


New Heavy snowfall leaves Muktinath void of devotees.


New Himachal Pradesh continues to reel under cold wave conditions.


New Increasing power import of Hydropower rich Bhutan is a concern for India.


New Wah Ladakh!


New Rhythm of Jammu and Kashmir to Come Alive on Stage.


New Himalayan herbal infusion range launched by green tea start-up LaPlant


New Uttarakhand to hold second bird watching festival.


New Mountains, makeshift cinemas: Bhutan's battle to make movies


New Scientists’ role in dealing with climate change crucial: Experts


New Uttarkashi admn to educate people on eco-sensitive zone


New Kenilworth sisters inspired by Himalayan adventures to set up wool company.


New International Flower Fest coming up in Spring in Sikkim.


New Sikkim's first organic festival


New Namchi Winter Open Snooker Championship 2014 concludes


New Dances, music mark start of Yuva Mahotsav.


New Auli to host skiing competition from Feb 20


New Ladakh's musical instrument on display as ‘Exhibit of the Month’ at IGRMS Bhopal.


New Is this the happiest country on earth?-FORGET Disneyland, put Bhutan on your travel bucket list if you want to visit the happiest place on earth.


New India, Nepal join hands to secure wildlife corridor.


New Talks with Bhutan for coordinated operation.


New Arunachal Pradesh contemplating to involve Army in health sector


New Gadkari declares Rs 1300 crore to construct Chardham yatra routes.


New TCS-Udaan providing free employability Training to unemployed youth of Ladakh.


New Promoting Kashmir: Come one, Come all


New DIET Leh organizes orientation programme for primary teachers


New Ispat Foundation, Pragya distribute relief in Bandipora


New Geologist blames encroachment on dried river for Uttarakhand tragedy.


New Snowstorm blows away roofs of 11 houses in U'khand.


New Crowdfunded “ice stupas” help Ladakh adapt to climate change.


New India's remote Ladakh is a land forgotten by time.


New Valley Shivers at -3.8°C, Ladakh at -16°C.


New Valley freezes under 'Chillai Kalan'; Kargil coldest.


New U'khand demands withdrawal of eco-sensitive zone.


New Heavy snowfall leaves Muktinath void of devotees.


New Himachal Pradesh continues to reel under cold wave conditions.


New Increasing power import of Hydropower rich Bhutan is a concern for India.


New Wah Ladakh!


New Rhythm of Jammu and Kashmir to Come Alive on Stage.


New Himalayan herbal infusion range launched by green tea start-up LaPlant


New Uttarakhand to hold second bird watching festival.


New Mountains, makeshift cinemas: Bhutan's battle to make movies


 
Natural Disasters in the Himalayas
INDIA    Uttarakhand: Rs 846 crore loss, says initial assessment
PAKISTAN   Avalanche buries 100 Pakistani soldiers
CHINA    Natural disasters leave 7,844 dead or missing
NEPAL    Flood obstructs Hetauda-Kathmandu road section
Nepal devastated by worst earthquake in 80 years

Death toll from Nepal earthquake has topped 8,000.      Nepal focusses on sanitation to stem illness after quake.      NGOs: Nepali Women, Girls Vulnerable to Traffickers.      Plea for funds to help rebuild Nepal schools damaged by earthquake.      Pregnant women vulnerable after Nepal quake.      Fresh avalanches in Nepal see search called off for bodies in buried village.      Insurance covers only a fraction of Nepal’s earthquake damage.      Scientists Are Racing Across Nepal To Gather Fleeting Quake Data.     
A devastating earthquake of the magnitude 7.8 struck Nepal near Lamjung, 80 kilometers northwest of the capital Kathmandu. The death toll has reportedly risen to 8012 with more than 17866 people injured. Pragya is working to respond to the needs of the affected people.

For emergency relief related query, contact:

Greg Hilditch
+44 7903715963

Ms. Silky Manglani
+91 9599035166
solutions@pragya.org

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