News Dec 18, 2011
CU researchers wade into effect of shrinking Himalayan glaciers on Asia’s water supply
Mark Williams. View Biography
By Bruce Finley
The U.S. government is deploying Colorado scientists to lead a $5.4 million effort to gauge the impact of shrinking Himalayan glaciers on water supplies across Asia.
The question: Are rivers that sustain more than 2 billion people fed primarily by water from rainfall, by seasonal snowmelt or by the glaciers that are vulnerable to climate change?
A significant drop in water supply could lead to food shortages and, according to U.S. Agency for International Development officials, create new conflicts in already volatile areas.
News Source: Denver Post
ENVS Faculty: Mark Williams
ENVS News Category: Media Story
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