Local communities in the Eastern Himalayas
need to be equipped to cope with the rising threat of extreme wet and dry periods, and to respond to changing and unpredictable weather patterns. Adapting to climate change
calls for a better understanding of its impacts on river systems in order to build resilience. WWF is working on the ground in the Eastern Himalayas to help communities take protective measures against the adverse effects of climate change
Adaptation strategies at the community level are designed to be locally appropriate, and are developed in close collaboration with the communities themselves. These include actions such as providing advice and education to farmers on crop diversification, and choice of agricultural practices under changing climatic conditions. As well as technical and financial support in the development of irrigation and drinking water reservoirs.