Dr. Richard Matthew was recently featured in the 16th volume of Asia Policy, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia-Pacific that draws clear and concise conclusions useful to today’s policymakers.
Matthew’s particular contribution to the research journal was in the form of a report entitled, “Climate Change and Water Security in the Himalayan Region.” In his paper, the CUSA Director succinctly outlines both causes and effects of the hydrological stress and availability in the mountainous regions from Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to China and Tibet. To prevent the exhaustive range of severely negative consequences, Matthew declares a call to action in which he states, “Policies are needed that bring the countries in this turbulent region together to address the factors causing water stress, ensure that new sources of water stress do not emerge or grow too large, and manage the mounting social effects of this problem.”
To view the full report and complete 16th volume of Asia Policy, please click here.
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Matthew, Richard A. (2013). Climate Change and Water Security in the Himalayan Region. Asia Policy, 16, 39-44. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from http://www.nbr.org/publications/element.aspx?id=671#.UkozeGTF2Z8