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Ice Stupas - How an indigenous practice is solving the water crisis in Gilgit Baltistan | November 2023

Gilgit Baltistan is a region of magnificent mountains, glistening glaciers, and diverse ecosystems. Climate change however is exacerbating water scarcity. To ensure a sustainable water supply and adapt to the climate realities, locals have adopted an indigenous adaptation technique in the form of "ice stupas". These stupas are an excellent example of nature-based solutions, demonstrating indigenous best practices for reducing climate change impacts and associated risk.