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Springs, storage and sensitivity to change : groundwater in Nepal's Middle Hills

Bricker, S.; MacDonald, A.; Yadav, S.K.; Satyal, Y.; Dixit, A.; Bell, R.; Smith, L.. 2014 Springs, storage and sensitivity to change : groundwater in Nepal's Middle Hills. [Other] In: 41st IAH International Congress "Groundwater: Challenges and Strategies", Marrakech, Morocco, 15-19 Sept 2014. (Unpublished)

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The valleys in the foothills of the Himalayas may be some of the most sensitive areas to environmental and societal changes in Asia. Changes to the Asian monsoon and increasing temperatures could lead to variations in snow melt and runoff, and forecasts of increasingly inhospitable temperatures for lowland areas of Nepal and northern India (up to 60 oC) are already leading to migration to the cooler middle-hills. The use of groundwater within these catchments (from spring flows, tube wells and indirectly through baseflow) is vital for continued secure water supply for the growing populations and increased agricultural production. However groundwater resources in these valleys are poorly characterised and the resilience of water supplies dependant on these resources largely unknown.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Other)
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater
Date made live: 08 Apr 2015 13:41 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/510584

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