Looking beyond glaciers to understand mountain water security

Fabian Drenkhan, Wouter Buytaert, Jonathan D. Mackay, Nicholas E. Barrand, David M. Hannah, Christian Huggel

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Changes in the mountain cryosphere impact the water security of downstream societies and the resilience of water-dependent ecosystems and their services. However, assessing mountain water security requires better understanding of the complex interaction between glacial meltwater and coupled human–natural systems. In this context, we call for a refocusing from glacio-hydrological monitoring and modelling to a more integrated social-ecological perspective of the wider catchment hydrology. This shift requires locally relevant knowledge-production strategies and the integration of such knowledge into a collaborative science–policy–community framework. This approach, combined with hydrological risk assessment, can support the development of robust, locally tailored and transformational adaptation strategies.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)130-138
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónNature Sustainability
EstadoPublicada - feb. 2023


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