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Report

The Fall of The Water

United Nations Environmental Programme

The report, a result of a collaborative effort between the UNEP and IUCN — The World Conservation Union and local experts across the Himalayan region demonstrates that continued unrestrained 'piecemeal' development of these vunerable mountain areas undermines the future availability of water resources to both people and nature. The UNEP and IUCN welcome increased local and international collaboration on shared water resources and emphasize the need for all governments in the region to expand protected areas in the catchments and basins of the great rivers and seize a unique opportunity for peacefully reaching common goals.

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