Partnership with Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience research on glacier and snowpack dependent river basins for improving livelihoods
Hi-AWARE is one of the four consortia of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA), which is conducting high-calibre research and pilot activities in the mountains and flood plains of the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins. As a part of the Hi-AWARE consortium, TERI is the country lead for India, focusing on conducting research activities in the Upper Ganga and Teesta Basin.
Its overall goal is to contribute to enhanced climate resilience and adaptive capacities of the poor and vulnerable women, men, and children living in these river basins by leveraging research and pilot outcomes to influence policy and practice to improve their livelihoods.
HI-AWARE is also in the process of testing adaptation measures in observatory labs in these sites and designing adaptation pathways for out-scaling and up-scaling.