Water Resources from Glaciers - New Website Online 26.10.06
It appears that glaciers and perennial snow covers are melting and retreating as a consequence of climatic variations. As water availability from highly glacierised basins decreases down valley, populations will increasingly be in competition for water use. Accurate estimates of water availability in the future coupled with the necessary action could help to prevent conflicts among the communities whose livelihood depends on the water supply from glaciers.
The GIAN's project "Climate Change, Mountain Hydrology and Institutional Constraints: International and Local Dimensions" is presenting the information of its case study on the Aconcagua River Basin in Chile on a new website: http://www.mountain-waters.ethz.ch/