Maria Javed, Students' Dissertation, 2018
Freshwater “inadequacy” and security have been determined to be chief global environmental problems of 21st century. But it is unusually difficult to specify the type of global water crisis which the world is facing right now (Srinivasan et al., 2012) despite the global population is estimated to rise to about 9 billion by 2050 (Gleick and Palaniappan, 2010).
Highlights Report (2014-2018)
HI-AWARE’s overall goal is to enhance the adaptive capacities and climate resilience of the poor and vulnerable women, men, and children in the mountains and plains of the glacier and snowpack-dependent river basins of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), focusing on the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins, through the development of robust evidence to inform people-centred and gender sensitive climate change adaptation policies and practices for improving livelihoods. This report documents the journey of HI-AWARE from February 2014 to October 2018. This end of project report provides a comprehensive overview of the project, its major outcomes and impact. It is aimed at researchers, policy makers, practitioners and students interested in the issue of climate change adaption in HKH region as well as project management, research with impact, and capacity building in large scale action research settings. The report is divided into three parts: generating knowledge, research uptake and strengthening expertise.