Peer Reviewed Journal Article

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2018

People living in diara villages within the embankments of the River Gandak in Bihar face high levels of vulnerability due to frequent flooding and droughts. Using anthropological surveys, gendered vulnerabilities in four diara villages in West Champaran are explored.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2018

Precipitation in the high-altitude Indus basin governs its renewable water resources affecting water, energy and food securities. However, reliable estimates of precipitation climatology and associated hydrological implications are seriously constrained by the quality of observed data. As such, quantitative and spatiotemporal distributions of precipitation estimated by previous studies in the study area are highly contrasting and uncertain.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2018

In a warming world an increasing number of people are being exposed to heat, making a comfortable thermal environment an important need. This study explores the potential of using Regional Internet Search Frequencies (RISF) for air conditioning devices as an indicator for thermal discomfort.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2018

The Hindu Kush-Himalayan region is an important global freshwater resource. The hydrological regime of the region is vulnerable to climatic variations, especially precipitation and temperature. In our study, we modelled the impact of climate change on the water balance and hydrological regime of the snow dominated Kaligandaki Basin.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2018

Current climate policies in Nepal and Bangladesh are influenced by various drivers such as unstable political situation, lack of financial support, influence of national and international non-governmental organisations and global policy frameworks.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2018

Due to a projected increase in future temperature trends in the Hindu Kush Himalaya., accelerated melt rates of glaciers, coupled with increased temperature and increase in precipitation is expected to lead to extreme hydro-climatic situations.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2017

Following the Paris agreement of 2015, nations worldwide aspired to limit the level of global temperatures to 1.5°C. However, even this cap on temperatures has widespread implications for the present-day ice mass stored in the high mountains of Asia leading to almost a loss of one-thirds of the glaciers.

Peer Reviewed Journal Article, 2017

The water demand in the upstream and downstream river basins varies based on the type of livelihood practices being carried out, or other activities being carried out, i.e. hydroelectric projects, irrigation and other household activities. This paper analyses the water demand of the up and downstream regions of the Teesta river basin.

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.