Modelling climate change impact on the hydrology of the Eastern Himalayas

ICIMOD, in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, has undertaken an assessment of trends, perceptions, and impacts of climate change on biodiversity in the Eastern Himalayan region and, in the process, sought a broad consensus on climate-change impacts on ecosystem and adaptation measures. This paper is part of the broader assessment of climate change in the region and describes the results of preliminary analyses of the likely impacts of such changes on the hydrology of the Eastern Himalayas. Two study areas were considered: the Brahmaputra and Koshi basins. The results of the analyses will be useful for assessing the impacts on sectors dependent on water resources and
for planning adaptation measures.