Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Scientists call for regional cooperation

By Sobhapati Samom

KATHMANDU, Oct 19 � Scientists and researchers from China,Bangladesh and India have called for regional cooperation to address the effects of climate change and human pressure on Brahmaputra (Yarlung Zangbo in Tibet).

Besides sharing their serious concern over the effect of climate change and other developments in the Yarlung Zangbo river, they also shared other research findings on the river�s upstream and downstream during a three day media workshop held under the aegis of Internews, an NGO empowering local media and Chinadialogue, a forum where China and world talks environment which was concluded in Nepal�s capital Kathmandu on Sunday.

�The upper course of the river is very vulnerable and complicated in terms of geological and environment factors�, says a freelance Chinese scientist Dr Yang Yong. �We need to address the crucial issues including the climate change impact at the river�s source (in Tibet), flow control mechanism and transparent mutual-side communication of disaster information with effective alerting mechanism should be shared among the concerned countries�.

Expressing the need for trans-boundary cooperation and sharing of summer time hydrological data of the mighty river, Dr Partha J Das of Aaranayak, a scientific and industrial research organisation of India based in Guwahati also urged the concerned parties to have a bilateral treaty relating to the sharing of flood forecasting as well.

Next Story
Similar Posts
Scientists call for regional cooperation

KATHMANDU, Oct 19 � Scientists and researchers from China,Bangladesh and India have called for regional cooperation to address the effects of climate change and human pressure on Brahmaputra (Yarlung Zangbo in Tibet).

Besides sharing their serious concern over the effect of climate change and other developments in the Yarlung Zangbo river, they also shared other research findings on the river�s upstream and downstream during a three day media workshop held under the aegis of Internews, an NGO empowering local media and Chinadialogue, a forum where China and world talks environment which was concluded in Nepal�s capital Kathmandu on Sunday.

�The upper course of the river is very vulnerable and complicated in terms of geological and environment factors�, says a freelance Chinese scientist Dr Yang Yong. �We need to address the crucial issues including the climate change impact at the river�s source (in Tibet), flow control mechanism and transparent mutual-side communication of disaster information with effective alerting mechanism should be shared among the concerned countries�.

Expressing the need for trans-boundary cooperation and sharing of summer time hydrological data of the mighty river, Dr Partha J Das of Aaranayak, a scientific and industrial research organisation of India based in Guwahati also urged the concerned parties to have a bilateral treaty relating to the sharing of flood forecasting as well.