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dc.contributor.authorUttam Kumar Sinhaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-19T02:33:53Z
dc.date.available2017-06-19T02:33:53Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.issn2202-3917en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/340304
dc.description.abstractIt is being fast established that the Himalayan hydrology will be one of the critical frontlines in the global battle against climate change and water issues. The Himalayan mountain system is of crucial importance to the river system of Asia not only in terms of influencing the monsoon but also of the glaciers that are the source of many of the great rivers. Geologists often regard all the rivers, including those originating from Tibet, collectively as the 'circum-Himalayan rivers'.The Himalayan glaciers, regarded as the 'Third Pole', contain one of the largest reservoirs of snow and ice outside the Polar regions. Major Asian river systems - the Amu Darya, Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Salween, Mekong, Yangtse, Yellow and Tarim have their sources in the Himalayan glaciers contributing to almost 70 per cent of water resources. Almost 2.0 billion people stretching from Afghanistan to the Ganga-Meghna-Brahmaputra basin in South Asia to the Mekong Delta in Southeast Asia are dependent on the flows of the rivers from the glaciers of the Himalaya that includes Tibet. The impact of global warming and climate change, as studies indicate, will gradually shrink glaciers resulting in the decrease of water runoff in the long-term. In the short-term earlier water runoff from glaciers when combined with seasonal rains can result in flood conditions.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://pandora.nla.gov.au/tep/141524en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGriffith Asia Quarterlyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2en_US
dc.titleThe Waterscape of Asia: No Escaping from the Reality of Wateren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
gro.description.notepublicGriffith Asia Quarterly was published between 2013 and 2015. An archived version of the original journal website is available via PANDORA - http://pandora.nla.gov.au/tep/141524en_US
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    The journal of the Griffith Asia Institute. Published from 2013 to 2015, it aimed to publish innovative, interdisciplinary research on key contemporary developments in the politics, economics, societies and cultures of Asia.

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