Articles | Volume 22, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 6297–6321, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-6297-2018

Special issue: The changing water cycle of the Indo-Gangetic Plain

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 6297–6321, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-6297-2018

Research article 06 Dec 2018

Research article | 06 Dec 2018

Climate change vs. socio-economic development: understanding the future South Asian water gap

René Reijer Wijngaard et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (22 Jul 2018) by Pradeep P. Mujumdar
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (25 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (04 Sep 2018) by Pradeep P. Mujumdar
AR by Rene Wijngaard on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Nov 2018) by Pradeep P. Mujumdar
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Short summary
This study assesses the combined impacts of climate change and socio-economic developments on the future water gap for the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins until the end of the 21st century. The results show that despite projected increases in surface water availability, the strong socio-economic development and associated increase in water demand will likely lead to an increase in the water gap, indicating that socio-economic changes will be the key driver in the evolving water gap.