Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
August 2009

Water, Climate Change, and Adaptation

Water, Climate Change, and Adaptation

This working paper explores the intersection between water management, climate change, and adaptation in the Ganges River system, a basin vital to the security, economy and environment of South Asia. Recognizing that an understanding of both the science and policy of water management, climate change and adaptation is rapidly evolving, it is not our intention to encompass all the issues related to these broad fields, but rather provide a starting framework from which to further develop research questions and priorities for work in water and adaptation. As such, the aim of the paper is to advance the understanding of key issues in this critical basin to identify strategies for improving water management and adaptation.