Stockholm Water Front No. 2 2008

The Tibetan Plateau and the entire Himalayan region in which it stands is perhaps the world’s most vulnerable area to climate change. That is because warming increases at higher altitudes and the Himalayan mountain system is the tallest on earth. Some describe the glacier waters as “ticking time-bombs.” Therefore, adapting to Climate Change and effective Basin Water Management are important topics discussed at the 2008 World Water Week and also highlighted in this issue of Water Front.