#SIWISofa: Mountains, glaciers and hydropower in Hindu Kush Himalayas

Thursday 01 September | 13.00-13.30 | Room: Exhibition Hall

Mountains worldwide are the water tower that provides food, energy and ecosystem services to billions of people living downstream. For instance, the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) provides these services to 1.3 billion people. However, climate change coupled with socio-economic changes have put unprecedented pressure on these water resources. We want to highlight the role of mountains in providing water, food and energy for sustainable growth using examples from the Himalayas.