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Irrigated zones and water shortage scenarios for 2040 in the South Caucasus
The capacity of farmers to adapt to the impacts of climate change is low due to poorly managed irrigation and drainage systems, limited financial resources restricting the use of new technologies, inadequate support from...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
The future of climate and water in the HKH region
Temperatures in the upper Indus, upper Ganges, upper Brahmaputra, upper Salween and upper Mekong basins are projected to increase with considerable certainty between 1–2.2°C up until 2050, compared to the baseline period...
14 Jun 2015 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Hydrological charateristics of the HKH region: Selected upper river basins of the HICAP study
The rivers flowing from the Hindu Kush Himalayas provide the region with one of the most valuable resources: fresh water. Ten large Asian river systems originate in the HKH – the Amu Darya, Brahmaputra (Yarlungtsanpo), G...
14 Jun 2015 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
SIDS freshwater availability
SIDS, though surrounded by water, grapple with limited potable water supplies, poor potable water quality, sanitisation and inefficient distribution systems. The connectivity of the different components of the water cyc...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Major river basins of the world
Rivers form a hydrological mosaic, with an estimated 263 international river basins covering 45.3% of the land surface area of the earth, excluding Antarctica. This graphic shows the locations of 26 of the world's major ...
01 Oct 2005 - by Delphine Digout, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Freshwater resources: volume by continent
Glaciers and ice caps cover about 10% of the world’s landmass. These are concentrated in Greenland and Antarctica and contain 70% of the world’s freshwater. Unfortunately, most of these resources are located far from hum...
01 Oct 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz (Le Monde diplomatique)