Water nexus

By: Eanna

Linking science and art for sustainable futures, part 10

There is a lack of balance between environmental protection, hydropower generation and agricultural production. UNESCO predicts that with a decline in glacier fed surface water, the use of groundwater will increase to meet the growing demand for drinking and irrigation water. While up-stream countries need the water mainly for hydropower in winter, the down-stream countries need the water for irrigation agriculture during the vegetation period.

Photo by Alfred Diebold ©

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