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Feature Story for World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy

Don’t forget the mountains Solutions to pressing issues must recognize mountains’ integral role in the water-energy-food nexus Aditi Mukherji Mountains are the water towers and storehouses of energy for our world, yet very little thought is given to the mountains and the people who live in mountain areas. Especially considering this year’s theme of Water and Energy, this is a big mistake. Take for example the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region which is the source of ten large Asian river systems and provides water, energy, and ecosystem services to more than 210 million people directly and indirectly to 1.3 billion people living in downstream areas. This region also has a huge hydropower potential of 500 GW, of which only a ...

April 3, 2014 at 10:07 pm | News Desk