How the Ice Stupas of Ladakh Bring Water to the Himalayan Desert

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Video

Joshua J. Mark
by DW News
published on 31 August 2020

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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News, D. (2020, August 31). How the Ice Stupas of Ladakh Bring Water to the Himalayan Desert. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2103/how-the-ice-stupas-of-ladakh-bring-water-to-the-hi/

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