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HighNoon: adaptation to changing water resources availability in northern India with Himalayan glacier retreat and changing monsoon pattern

Obiettivo

The hydrological system of Northern India is based on two main phenomena, the monsoon precipitation in summer and the growth and melt of the snow and ice cover in the Himalaya, also called the “Water Tower of Asia”. However, climate change is expected to change these phenomena and it will have a profound impact on snow cover, glaciers and its related hydrology, water resources and the agricultural economy on the Indian peninsula (Singh and Kumar, 1996, Divya and Mehrotra, 1995). It is a great challenge to integrate the spatial and temporal glacier retreat and snowmelt and changed monsoon pattern in weather prediction models under different climate scenarios. Furthermore, the output of these models will have an effect on the input of the hydrological models. The retreat of glaciers and a possible change in monsoon precipitation and pattern will have a great impact on the temporal and spatial availability of water resources in Northern India. Besides climate change, socio-economic development will also have an influence on the use of water resources, the agricultural economy and the adaptive capacity. Socio-economic development determines the level of adaptive capacity. It is a challenge to find appropriate adaptation strategies with stakeholders for each of the sectors agriculture, energy, health and water supply by assessing the impact outputs of the hydrological and socio-economical models. The principal aim of the project is to assess the impact of Himalayan glaciers retreat and possible changes of the Indian summer monsoon on the spatial and temporal distribution of water resources in Northern India and to provide recommendations for appropriate and efficient response strategies that strengthen the cause for adaptation to hydrological extreme events.

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FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Coordinatore

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Indirizzo
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Paesi Bassi
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contributo UE
€ 889 784
Contatto amministrativo
Nies Springer (Ms.)

Partecipanti (8)

THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES INSTITUTE
India
Contributo UE
€ 481 360
Indirizzo
Lodhi Road Darbari Seth Block Ihc Complex
110 003 New Delhi
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
K. Rajagopal (Mr.)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 200 961
Indirizzo
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Tipo di attività
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Terry Warner (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 334 364
Indirizzo
The Crescent 43
M5 4WT Salford
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Linda Kelly (Ms.)
FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
India
Contributo UE
€ 428 186
Indirizzo
Hauz Khas New Delhi
110016 New Delhi
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Kirity Kumar Roy (Mr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 311 295
Indirizzo
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Claudia Piltz (Ms.)
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KHARAGPUR
India
Contributo UE
€ 225 800
Indirizzo
District- West Midanpore W.b.
721302 Kharagpur
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Tapas (T.R.) Maiti (Mr.)
TOKAI NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION ANDRESEARCH SYSTEM, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
Giappone
Contributo UE
€ 49 400
Indirizzo
Furocho, Chikusa-ku, Aichi
464 8601 Nagoya
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Naomi Shimizu (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 390 601
Indirizzo
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Markus Stoffel (Dr.)