Peer Reviewed Journal Article

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2017

This paper analyses and assesses how existing policies and approaches in South Asia consider long-term climate change adaptation. Presently, it is unclear what approaches are used in the existing policies to cope with the future climatic changes.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article , 2017

The status of food and nutrition security and its underlying factors in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is investigated. In this region, one-third to a half of children (<5 years of age) suffer from stunting, with wasting and underweight also being very high.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2017

The waterscape is a perspective that includes the way water travels in time and space and is shaped by culture and geography.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2017

Neglected and underutilized food crops (NUFCs) have high nutritional value, but their role in achieving nutrition security is not adequately understood in the HKH. This paper investigates the decline in cultivation of NUFCs in Pakistan and Nepal.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2017

It is expected that climate and environmental change will hamper poverty reduction, or even exacerbate poverty in some or all of its dimensions. These changes will also affect opportunities for people to generate income. Within climate change hot-spots, innovative interventions are required to reduce such vulnerabilities.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2016

Small-scale irrigation systems managed by farmers are facing multiple challenges including competing water demand, climatic variability and change, and socioeconomic transformation.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2016

The Indus basin heavily depends on its upstream mountainous part for the downstream supply of water while downstream demands are high. Analysis of future hydrological extremes reveals that increases in intensity and frequency of extreme discharges are very likely for most of the upper Indus basin and most ensemble members.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2016

Lately, a number of less alarmist framings have gained ground and offer alternative understandings of how environmental and climate changes interact with human mobility –including the idea that migration might be a legitimate adaptation strategy. While this evolution has favored a defusing of tones, there remains a critical gap in understanding the climate-migration nexus. The paper addresses this gap.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2016

One of the main manifestations of climate change will be increased rainfall variability. How to deal with this in agriculture will be a major societal challenge. In this paper we explore flexibility in land use, through deliberate seasonal adjustments in cropped area, as a specific strategy for coping with rainfall variability. Such adjustments are not incorporated in hydro-meteorological crop models commonly used for food security analyses. Our paper contributes to the literature by making a comprehensive model assessment of inter-annual variability in crop production, including both variations in crop yield and cropped area.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2016

In the Himalayan headwaters of the main rivers in South Asia, shifts in runoff are expected as a result of a climate change. Although our insight into these shifts and their impact on water availability has increased, a similar detailed understanding of the seasonal pattern in water demand is absent. This hampers a proper assessment of water stress and ways to cope and adapt. In this study, the seasonal pattern of irrigation-water demand resulting from the typical practice of multiple cropping in South Asia was accounted for by introducing double cropping with monsoon-dependent planting dates in a hydrology and vegetation model.