Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)


Mountain Research and Development, Volume 32, Issue 1

MRD 32.1 (February 2012) focuses on water resources in the Upper Indus Basin and beyond. It complements the August 2011 issue (MRD 31.3), which featured 3 articles focusing on the Indus Basin and (transboundary) water management; in this new issue of MRD, 3 additional papers discuss the linkages between climate, precipitation, glaciology, and river runoff in the Upper Indus Basin, and offer methodological reflections on how to assess and predict these important factors influencing the availability of water resources for millions of people downstream. Further articles in this issue examine the impacts of global warming on mountaineering in the Austrian Alps, social-ecological aspects of irrigation in Central Ladakh, a “springshed development” approach in the Sikkim Himalaya, an index for measuring the environmental vulnerability of mountain streams in Azerbaidjan, and parameters for assessing the ecological effects of solar energy development in Tibet.


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