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Thursday, 31 May 2012 05:35

Freshwater under Threat South Asia: Crowded Land, Drying Rivers - The Ganga

Rising temperatures are fast melting glaciers in the Himalayas, the origin of major rivers flowing across the Indian subcontinent. Reduced river flow can upset water balance for millions. Meanwhile, rapidly swelling glacial lakes can trigger flash floods.

Based on Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Environmental Change report series https://www.roap.unep.org/pub/index.cfm

 

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