South Asian agriculture increasingly dependent on meltwater and groundwater


Nature Climate Change, Published online: 19 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01355-z

South Asian agriculture depends on water from rains, meltwater and groundwater, but climate change impacts the timing of these water sources’ availability. Projections indicate that meltwater and groundwater will become more important and will need to offset reduced rainfall during drier years.