"Water security in the Himalayan region: Availability, use, and governance"

Christopher A. Scott

Director and Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy,
Professor and Distinguished Scholar, School of Geography & Development, and
Professor (Joint), Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences
University of Arizona

Abstract for Weekly Colloquium on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 4 pm in Harshbarger 206 ~ Refreshments at 3:45 pm

As the “water tower for Asia,” the Hindu Kush Himalaya play a crucial role in ensuring water, food and energy security for much of the continent. This talk takes stock of current scientific knowledge on the availability of water resources in the HKH region; the varied components of its water supply; the impact of climate change on future water availability; the components of water demand; and the policy, institutions and governance challenges for water security in the region.