Description: The project goals were:
(i) to synthesise the information presently available on glacial melting in Central Asia;
(ii) to model the impacts of a range of climate change scenarios on glacial melting on water supply in the major river basins in Central Asia for the period 2009-2100 using the best available information;
(iii) to identify the gaps in knowledge, data, observation capacity and finances, facilitate the actions required for filling these gaps, and determine the budgetary needs;
(iv) to provide a range of cost-effective recommendations to improve data availability and glacier observation capacity in the region;
(v) to raise awareness of the project results with the general public, especially decision-makers in the key water user sectors which coild be affected by hydrological changes associated with the glacier retreat.