Moving Mountains

For mountains and people

Climate change and hydrological modelling

It’s vital to understand and plan for the ways that climate change may impact water resources, and that requires state-of-the-art knowledge and scientific models.

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. But local variation can be significant, and records are crucial.

Climate station data are being used to understand the historic record and project changes, while hydrological models help to explain a range of water-related processes in a catchment area. Policy makers and development planners can use these models and the information they provide to manage water resources, craft mitigation and adaptation strategies, and make informed decisions for the future.

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DFAT Brahmaputra

The DFAT Brahmaputra and Energy Special Project, supported by the Government of Australia under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is promoting research, and generating and documenting knowledge about the extent of water and equity issues in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region.

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Regional Database System (RDS)

The Regional Database System (RDS) ensures the integrated management of centre-wide data and information incorporating geospatial, socioeconomic, and multi-thematic data at different levels.

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