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How the ice stupas of Ladakh bring water to the Himalayan desert | DW News

Discussion in 'Geography' started by AndrewvanZyl, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    In the Ladakh region of northwestern India's Himalayas, residents have taken the fight for water into their own hands. With glaciers melting and retreating because of climate change, the impending drought threatens to destroy their livelihoods. To solve the problem, engineer Sonam Wangchuk creates artificial ice stupas, which melt when water is urgently needed for farming.

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