Students' Dissertation

Ganesh Gorti, Students' Dissertation

The global trends of Carbon-di-oxide have seen a rise ever since the industrial revolution, so have the ill-effects arising out of such a rise. Surveys around the world have indicated that, like (Cook, 2015), an overwhelming majority of the scientific community now believes that climate change is for real and that its impacts are already being felt.

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Students' Dissertation, 2018

In the face of climatic variability, the Kyoto protocol (1998) declared profoundly that GHGs are major sources of global warming and environmental degradation and there should be an alternative for fossil fuel based energy. Since, then the hydropower is globally considered as win-win and green energy to tackle increasing GHGs emission from fossil fuel based energy.

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Students' Dissertation, 2018

The purpose of this study is to document the dynamics of adaptation practices related to sustainable usage of water engaged by women in their everyday life in a mountain socio-ecological system. Such system represents the ensemble of resource-use practices, natural settings, institutional practices, and social landscape.

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Students' Dissertation, 2017

Only two-and-a-half percent of the water available on earth is freshwater. Thirty percent of the total volume of freshwater on earth is groundwater. Groundwater sources are massive but finite. Many human settlements around the globe are dependent on groundwater.

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Students' Dissertation, 2017

Local communities are considered more vulnerable to climate change due to their low adaptive capacity. In Nepal, many adaptation practices have been carried out to reduce its impacts by different institutions, Community forestry (CF) is one of them. CF in Nepal is considered as one of the successful institutions of Nepal and good governance of it is considered as the pillar of its success.

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Students' Dissertation, 2017

Environmental change is shaping human migration now and will do so in future; specifically through its influence on a range of economic, social and political drivers. Development of the vision for how human population movements across the world could be affected by global environmental changes with a focus on the diverse challenges and opportunities for populations in originating and receiving regions is as inevitable as environmental change.

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Students' Dissertation, 2017

Flood is a major disaster causing devastation every year in major river basins of Nepal and India. The risk associated with the floods can be reduced to greater extent with proper information flow regarding flood risk management.

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Trinayana Kaushik, Students' Dissertation

This study is a part of Hi-AWARE’sresearch component 3 ‘Climate change adaptation in the hills and drying up of springs’. My broader study area under Hi-AWARE is the Upper Ganga Basin where I have chosen to study the water supply, demand and usage of the rural areas of Uttarakhand. The aim is to have background knowledge on existing water supply system by collecting data on coverage of habitations by various water supply schemes. The detailed characteristics of these projects along with their challenges, benefits, success and failure have been discussed. Tehri Garhwal district is specifically chosen for the study as it is one of the largest districts in the mid-hills and is thought to be of relevance for the study of springs.

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