Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Research article
27 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 27 Feb 2018

Land-use change may exacerbate climate change impacts on water resources in the Ganges basin

Gina Tsarouchi and Wouter Buytaert


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This work quantifies how future land-use and climate change may affect the hydrology of the Upper Ganges basin. Three sets of modelling experiments are run for the period 2000–2035, considering (1) only climate change, (2) only land-use change and (3) both climate and land-use change. Results point towards a severe increase in high flows. The changes are greater in the combined land-use and climate change experiment. We also show that future winter water demands in the region may not be met.