Case study: Example of water insecurity

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  • Central Asian Highlands
    • Glaciers in the heart of Asia feed the great rivers
      • Mekong
      • Yangste
      • Ganges
    • Glacial melt maintains river discharge before and after monsoon season
      • providing water for agricultural and domestic use
    • Many mountain ranges have direct photographic evidence that glaciers are retreating
      • Andes, Rockies, East Africa, Tibetan Plateau, Himalayas
      • 680 glaciers monitored by Chinese 95% are shedding more that they are accumulating
        • Leading to deterioration of mountain pastures


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