Securing the Third Pole: Glaciers, Snowpacks, and Water Vulnerability in High Asia

Wakhan, Afghanistan. Photo credit: John Winnie Jr., WCS-Afghanistan

Join a discussion on December 12 with USAID-funded researchers, international scientists, water program managers, and policymakers about the implications of changing snow and ice resources for water security in the Hindu-Kush-Himalaya, Pamir and Tien Shan mountain ranges of High Asia.

An expert panel of international scientists will summarize recent findings about High Asia’s snow and ice-dominated water supplies, followed by NGO and government officials working on water security in Asia regarding operational use of hydrologic research, and where the programmatic priorities lie within their respective institutions.

The event is being organized by the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program. Learn more.