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Opinion: The hidden waters of the Himalayas are key to mitigating disasters

If we are to avoid a repeat of the recent Joshimath disaster, a deeper understanding of rivers, aquifers and permafrost in the Himalayas is needed
<p>Dead trees in the Mekong River in October 2022. This was previously a living section of the Stung Treng flooded forest, a protected area recognised as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance. (Image: <a href="https://andyballmedia.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Andy Ball</a> / The Third Pole)</p>
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Upstream dams are drowning Cambodia’s protected flooded forest

High water levels during the dry season at the Stung Treng Ramsar site have been catastrophic for its unique ecosystem and residents

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Fragmented landscapes and fearful children: Human-wildlife conflict in Kashmir

As attacks from wild animals continue to impact rural communities in Kashmir, officials and conservationists search for ways to address habitat destruction, the root of the problem

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    The Third Pole is a multilingual platform dedicated to promoting information and discussion about the Himalayan watershed and the rivers that originate there.

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    China Dialogue is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting a common understanding of China’s environmental challenges.

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    Diálogo Chino is the only independent journalism platform dedicated to better understanding the China-Latin America relationship and its sustainable development challenges

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    China Dialogue Ocean is a bilingual platform dedicated to illuminating, analysing and helping to resolve our ocean crisis.

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The Third Pole is a multilingual platform dedicated to promoting information and discussion about the Himalayan watershed and the rivers that originate there.

Latest news

China Dialogue is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting a common understanding of China’s environmental challenges.

Latest news

Diálogo Chino is the only independent journalism platform dedicated to better understanding the China-Latin America relationship and its sustainable development challenges

Latest news

China Dialogue Ocean is a bilingual platform dedicated to illuminating, analysing and helping to resolve our ocean crisis.

Latest news