Water policy, climate change and adaptation in South Asia

Mrittika Basu, Rajib Shaw

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Scarcity will affect nearly two-thirds of the world in the near future. The impacts of climate change are likely to exacerbate these problems and unless appropriate adaptation strategies are adopted, resilience is difficult to achieve. The paper surveys the water resources available in South Asian countries and takes into account the projected climate change impacts on these resources. The paper also analyses the water policies and formulates a conceptual water policy framework in which adaptation is central.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-191
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptation
  • Climate change
  • South Asia
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Computers in Earth Sciences


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