Review of climate change science, knowledge and impacts on water resources in South Asia

This report reviews the status of water resources and climate trends, and their expected impacts on water-related hazards and associated risks in South Asia, one of the world’s regions most vulnerable to climate change. The monsoon-driven climate combines intense rainfall generating devastating floods that alternate with extensive dry periods. Both these affect densely populated areas prone to floods that become water scarce during droughts because irrigation infrastructure is weak.