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By M. Monirul Qader Mirza, Q.K Ahmad

This ebook addresses the main urgent water source concerns in South Asia, quite relating to weather swap and variability. this can be a zone characterized by means of ample water throughout the monsoon, whilst devastating floods ensue, and by means of shortage of water and droughts in the course of the dry interval. those severe occasions usually reason big harm to infrastructure, estate, livestock and human populations. Agriculture and different key financial sectors endure tremendously in the course of those occasions. the result of weather and hydrologic versions point out elevated vulnerability except enough edition measures are designed and implemented.  Such guidelines have to depend upon a framework that incorporates energetic participation of the stakeholders.

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MIRZA AND Q. K. AHMAD 19 The implications of reduced water in transnational rivers for sharing will have two facets. g. the case of Sindh and Punjab Provinces of Pakistan and water of the Indus River, and water disputes between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu States in India for Cauvery water. Second, bilateral conflicts dealing with rights and the sharing of transnational rivers’ water will occur. India and Pakistan have resolved the Indus water problem in 1960. However, in case of reduced resources, pressure will increase to re-negotiate terms and conditions.

Despite its simplicity, the model is widely used in forecasting discharge in snow-covered basins. Using monthly data, for example, Kwadijk (1993) applied a temperature-index snowmelt model in order to assess the impact of climate change on the Rhine River basin and found close fit between the simulated values and observed data. While modeling the effects of climate change on water resources in the Sacramento River basin in the USA, Gleick (1987) found poor performance of a temperature-index snowmelt model using monthly data.

Down to Earth 7(23) (1999). htm), 2002. Gordon, H. , Whettton, P. , Pittock, A. , Fowler, A. , and Haylock, M. : Simulated Changes in Daily Rainfall Intensity Due to Enhanced Greenhouse Effect. 83-102. 20 CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER RESOURCES IN SOUTH ASIA Gyawali, D. : Natural Disaster and Social Resilience: 1993 Cloud Burst Over Central Nepal, Community Response to Vulnerability, Nepal Water Conservation Foundation, Kathmandu, 1997. : Water in Nepal, East West Center, Hawaii, USA, 1989. Hasnain, S.

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