Indigenous, innovative practices for water conservation in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan is a region of magnificent mountains, glistening glaciers, and diverse ecosystems. Yet some areas in the region receiving an annual rainfall of less than 50 millimetres’, placing these mountain ecosystems and communities at risk.
Climate change and its impacts, such as glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), result in water scarcity that further hamper food security. To ensure a sustainable water supply and adapt to the climate realities, the locals here have adopted indigenous adaptation techniques in the form of glacier grafting and ice stupas.