Assessment of snow, glacier and water resources in Asia

The topic of water availability and the possible effects of climate change on water resources are of paramount importance to the Central Asian countries. In the last decades, water supply security has turned out to be one of the major challenges for these countries. The supply initially ensured by snow and glaciers is increasingly being threatened by climate change. As yet, a comprehensive understanding and evaluation of the current knowledge on glaciers in Central Asia has been lacking. This publication aims at filling this knowledge gap in the Central Asian region while contributing to transboundary cooperation in the field of research on snow and glacier hydrology.