In moving forward as the cases rise and water availability goes down the Hindu Kush Himalayan region has a choice: to deal seriously with its water problems, to involve women and marginalised communities in its decision-making, or to suffer the consequences of a health emergency boosted by a long neglect of its water policies.
As water crisis hits Hindu Kush Himalayan region, better planning and management are need of the hour
Cities and towns in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, initially designed for much smaller populations – if designed at all – now have to deal with the inflow of much larger numbers, and that too of people in distress. Managing water sources becomes far more difficult in such circumstances.
Climate change, inadequate urban planning is causing water insecurity in Hindu Kush Himalayan region, says study
Rapidly changing climate and inadequate urban planning is causing water insecurity in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, a new study said on Sunday.
As severe multi-year droughts blight Asia, organisations are coming together to create toolkits and response mechanisms to deal with the crisis.