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To better understand the region’s water resources and improve water resource management, there is a need to encourage better coordination and concerted efforts in cryospheric research and data sharing as well as capacity building in the HKH region.
Water resources assessment and monitoring
Part of the climate change experienced in the Himalayan region is a result of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), which can remain in the atmosphere and impact the climate for centuries.
Many records indicate that the trend of rising temperatures is more significant in mountain regions than adjacent lowlands. Climate models also suggest that the future will bring greater temperature increase and more erratic precipitation.
Regional Member Countries
Strategic Framework and Goals