Following the River
In the shadow of Everest looms the threat of anthropogenic climate change, a force that stands to forever alter the confluence of people and place in the Himalayas. As water towers of the world, mountains provide resources and livelihoods to millions downstream. Inaccessibility and sparse populations result, however, in mountainous regions being overlooked in climate change analyses, while low-lying regions and cities receive the bulk of attention around climate change.
Himalayas to Ocean (H2O), explores the human story of change, resilience and adaptation in one of the regions most heavily impacted by climate change in the world: the Gandaki River Basin, Nepal. Temperatures are rising, rainfall patterns are changing. The basin is already subject to severe risks and hazards including flash-floods, landslides, drought, water shortage and monsoon irregularities. These will continue to persist and increase in frequency in the years and decades to come.
Join us here for a preview of our expedition along the Kali Gandaki River in Nepal, beginning with the above video trailer, from the high Himalayas of Mustang to the low floodplains of Nawalparasi.