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Booklet on glacier grafting | GLOF-II Pakistan | 2022

As the globe warms up due to the impact of climate change, the glaciers of Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan are beginning to melt at an increasingly fast pace, resulting in catastrophic disasters like glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs). In response to the melting glaciers, an indigenous practice of glacier grafting has been preserved by the people of Baltistan known as ‘Gang Khswa’ in their native language, meaning to ‘nurture with deep affection’.