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Risk, Resilience, and Media
January/February 2013

Risk, Resilience, and Media


Villagers of Dhey
For Nepal's Bursting Lakes, Help from Halfway Around the World

As many as 1.3 billion people live downstream from the Himalayan glaciers, covering countries as far away as China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam. As the glaciers melt under rising temperatures, flows of water temporarily increase. But over time, the shrinking glaciers mean that water for agriculture and hydropower will become increasingly scarce.