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Record #188360:

Responses to glacier retreat in the context of development planning in Nepal / Shardul Agrawala.

Title: Responses to glacier retreat in the context of development planning in Nepal / Shardul Agrawala.
Author(s): Agrawala, Shardul.
Date: 2008.
Publisher: California: University of California Press
In: Darkening peaks : glacier retreat, science and society. (2008.),
Abstract: Notes dependence of majority of Nepal's population on agriculture for income, and importance of glacier fed irrigation to this, and country's reliance on hydropower for electricity generation. Implications of recent and anticipated climate trends include glacier retreat, intensification of summer monsoon, and increased risk of floods through precipitation and glacial lake outbursts. Examines adaptation options for outburst flood risks and stream-flow variation, discussing siting of hydropower facilities, early warning systems, micro- versus storage hydropower, incorporation of risk into project design, and direct reduction of risk (through draining of glacial lakes, e.g.). Explains difficulties faced in coordinating government and aid-donor agencies, basing planning on uncertainty, and negotiating with upstream and downstream states.
Notes:

In: Darkening peaks : glacier retreat, science and society / Ben Orlove, Ellen Wiegandt, Brian H. Luckman, eds.

Keywords: 551.32 -- Glaciology.
551.324 -- Land ice.
551.324.22 -- Glaciers.
551.324.63 -- Land ice, advance and retreat.
551.583 -- Climatic changes.
3 -- Social sciences.
32 -- Politics.
626.81/.84 -- Irrigation.
33 -- Economics.
631 -- Agriculture.
621.311 -- Electricity generation and supply.
621.22 -- Water-power and hydroelectricity.
551.332.56 -- Lakes, ice-dammed. Glacial lakes. Disruption of water drainage.
627.51 -- Floods.
502 -- Environmental issues.
551.324.43 -- Land ice, regime and mass balance.
551.579.3 -- Water supply from glaciers.
624.144 -- Damage caused by snow and ice.
711 -- Planning.
E5 -- Glaciology: land ice.
(235.24) -- Himalayas. Karakorum. Tibetan plateau.
(541.35) -- Nepal.
SPRI record no.: 188360

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650 07 ‡a551.324.63 -- Land ice, advance and retreat.‡2udc
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650 07 ‡a33 -- Economics.‡2udc
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650 07 ‡a502 -- Environmental issues.‡2udc
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650 07 ‡a551.579.3 -- Water supply from glaciers.‡2udc
650 07 ‡a624.144 -- Damage caused by snow and ice.‡2udc
650 07 ‡a711 -- Planning.‡2udc
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