Mountains of the world: vulnerable water towers for the 21st century.

@article{Messerli2004MountainsOT,
  title={Mountains of the world: vulnerable water towers for the 21st century.},
  author={Bruno Messerli and D. Viviroli and Rolf Weingartner},
  journal={Ambio},
  year={2004},
  volume={Spec No 13},
  pages={29-34}
}
Mountains as "Water Towers" play an important role for the surrounding lowlands. This is particularly true of the world's semiarid and arid zones, where the contributions of mountains to total discharge are 50-90%. Taking into account the increasing water scarcity in these regions, especially for irrigation and food production, then today's state of knowledge in mountain hydrology makes sustainable water management and an assessment of vulnerability quite difficult. Following the IPCC report… CONTINUE READING
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