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Climate change and sustainable water management in Central Asia
  • Climate change and sustainable water management in Central Asia
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). May 2014
  • This working paper describes the results of research conducted in Central Asia. The research on Water and Adaptation Interventions in Central and West Asia combined field observations with satellite-based data and created models to demonstrate the impacts of climate change on the hydrology of the Aral Sea Basin. The paper is presented in three parts Assessing Climate Change; Impacts of Climate Change which explores these sub categories Glaciers, Glacial Lakes, Water Resources, Future water Availability in Syr Darya and Amu Darya Basins, Floods, Permafrost a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Arid zones, Climate change, Drylands, Floods, Glaciers, Hydrology, Lakes, State of water resources

TUNZA magazine: Freshwater
  • TUNZA magazine: Freshwater
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2013
  • At the start of 2013, International Year of Water Cooperation, the February issue of Tunza magazine, the UNEP magazine for youth, focuses on freshwater issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Environment, Food security, Glaciers, Groundwater, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, Sanitation, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water quality, Water saving

Glossary of glacier mass balance and related terms
  • Glossary of glacier mass balance and related terms
  • nternational Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). August 2011
  • This glossary, produced by a Working Group of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), is the first comprehensive update of glacier mass-balance terms for more than 40 years. The mass balance of a glacier is a measure of the change in mass of the glacier, or part of it, over a period of time. Mass-balance data help to explain why a particular glacier system may be advancing or retreating and what climate drivers (e.g. decreased snow accumulation; increased surface melt) are responsible for the changes. Mass-balance information is essentia...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Glaciers

(The) impact of global change on water resources: The Response of UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme
  • (The) impact of global change on water resources: The Response of UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). March 2011
  • This document provides a brief overview of the likely effects of global change (population growth, climate change, urbanization, expansion of infrastructure, migration, land conversion and pollution) on water resources and the UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme's response to these challenges.
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Drought, Drylands, Floods, Glaciers, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Land degradation, State of water resources, Urban areas, Water availability, Water quality

High mountain glaciers and climate change. Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation
  • High mountain glaciers and climate change. Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2010
  • This report highlights the vulnerability and exposure of people to floods, droughts and eventually water shortages as a result of changes in the melting and freezing cycles linked with climate change and other pollution impacts. This report calls for accelerating research, monitoring and modelling of glaciers, snow and their role in water supplies. It outlines status and trends of high mountain glaciers in relation to climate change, identifies challenges and knowledge gaps, and finally makes recommendations for adaptation, research and policy.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Disasters, Drinking water, Floods, Glaciers, Infrastructure, Lakes, Livelihoods, Mountains, Vulnerability

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