HICAP Component 1 and 2 Knowledge Sharing Workshop

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Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) carries out applied research covering climate and hydrological modeling, community and gender specific adaptation approaches and sharing of results with all levels of stakeholders. The programme also brings in other strategic partners and expert organizations active in the area to contribute to enhanced resilience to change, particularly climate change, through improved understanding of vulnerabilities, opportunities and potentials for adaptation in the five river basin.

Of the seven components within HICAP, Component 1:  Climate Change Scenarios and Component 2: Water Availability and Demand and partners are working on downscaling and customizing climate change scenarios for the region. They are also developing water availability and demand scenarios for the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra basins respectively. 

Objectives:

  • To present outcomes of the climate downscaling ( C1) and hydrological modeling (C2) of Ganges, Brahmaputra, Indus, Mekong and Salween basins 
  • To transfer hydrological models developed for the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Indus basins and to discuss key findings and lessons from the model run. 
  • To share the downscaled General Circulation Model (GCM) data and provide training for usage in hydrological models.
  • To discuss on way forward for wider dissemination/outreach