Research Papers

Asia’s Next Challenge: Securing the Region’s Water Future

Publication Year: 2009

Author(s): Rajendra K Pachauri


Climate change resulting from anthropogenic and natural factors will have consequential impacts on global hydrology. As the IPCC warns, unlike the effects that demographics and pollution will have on water resources, the adverse change brought on by global warming “poses a major conceptual challenge to water managers, water resource users (e . g . agriculture, industry), as well as to policy makers in general, as it is no longer appropriate to assume that past climatic and hydrological conditions will continue into the future.

Source: Asia Society Leadership Group on Water Security: pp. 31-36

Publisher/Organisation: Asia Society