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2013 (1)

  1. 1. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 1 Glaciers
  2. 2. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Where the rivers originate… total river basin area: Above 5 M. Sq. Km The Water Tower/ Reservoir of Asia
  3. 3. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Image©: EDD MORE THAN 46,000 GLACIERS
  4. 4. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Major Tibetan Rivers: 4 Drichu (Yangtse) Machu (Yellow) Zachu (Mekong) Gyalmo Ngulchu (Salween), Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), Singhe Khabab (Indus) Langchen Khabab – Sutlej Bhumchu – Arun Lhodrak Sharchu – Manas Macha Khabab – Karnali - Ganga
  5. 5. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Glacial Retreat on the TIBETAN PLATEAU (NASA, 2010). .... 20 percent of Tibetan glaciers have retreated in the past 40 years and if the current trend continues, more than 60 percent of the existing glaciers could be gone in the next 40 years 5
  6. 6. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 6 Climate Warming: Drying the head regions of Major Rivers Eastern Tibet: Head Region of the Machu (Yellow River)
  7. 7. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 7 ICIMOD: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
  8. 8. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Drichu- Yangtse MAP©: EDD 8
  9. 9. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Mt. Thangla 9 Drichu/ Yangtse Tibet & China
  10. 10. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Machu –Yellow River MAP©: EDD 10
  11. 11. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Machu/ Yellow River Amdo Bayanhari Mt. Tibet, Inner Mongolia & China 11
  12. 12. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Zachu -Mekong MAP©: EDD 12
  13. 13. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam 13 ZACHU/ MEKONG RIVER Supports 70 million people from Tibet to Vietnam.
  14. 14. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Gyalmo Ngulchu -Salween MAP©: EDD 14
  15. 15. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 15 Tibet China Burma Thailand Gyalmo Ngulchu (Salween River)
  16. 16. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Yarlung Tsangpo - Brahmaputra MAP©: EDD 16
  17. 17. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Yarlung Tsangpo/ Brahmaputra Tibet, India & Bangladesh 17
  18. 18. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Singe Khabab -Indus MAP©: EDD 18
  19. 19. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Indus in Pakistan TIBET INDIA Pakistan
  20. 20. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Exploiting Water Resources Images©: EDD 20 More than 5.6 million km2
  21. 21. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Ngari (Ali) Dam ‘or’ Indus Dam 21 6400 KW & cost > 425 MillionYuan
  22. 22. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Ngari (Ali) Dam ‘or’ Indus Dam Source: Google Earth 22
  23. 23. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Yamdrok Tso Project Work began on 1991 and complete in 2000 It costs 600 million Yuan It is not recorded how many people have benefited from the power generated from this project
  24. 24. (Tibetan Plateau ‘s Environment ) 2013 Yamdrok Yumtso Hydropower Plant

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