Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Seminar on Effects of Climate Change on the Brahmaputra River and its Impact on the Tuting Village, Arunachal Pradesh

Wednesday April 5 2023 @ 11:00 am
to 12:00 pm





11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Type

Open to Public

  • CIRES employees
  • CU Boulder employees
  • General Public
  • NOAA employees
  • Science collaborators
  • Effects of Climate Change on the Brahmaputra River and its Impact on the Tuting Village, Arunachal Pradesh with Dr. Lobsang Yangtso
    Hosted in partnership with the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), EcoArts Connections and CU Boulder, Department of Environmental Studies, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, and Tibet Himalaya Initiative.
    In-person at SEEC S228 (Sievers Room), 4001 Discovery Drive, CU Boulder East Campus
    And online:
    (More ZOOM info below)
    Abstract: The Yarlung Tsangpo is a major river that flows from the Tibetan Plateau and enters India in the Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. It is called the Brahmaputra when it enters Assam and finally flows into Bangladesh. Millions of people depend on the Brahmaputra for their livelihood. However, due to climate change, the river is facing the loss of ice and snow in the region affecting water availability, biodiversity, and ecosystem boundary shifts. This will have an environmental and social impact that will likely increase the uncertainty of water supplies and agricultural productivity for people in the Tibetan Plateau, India, and Bangladesh. Dr. Yangtso will highlight the impact of climate change on the upstream Brahmaputra River, how change in rainfall patterns and temperature rise affect agricultural productivity and food security, and its consequences on the livelihood of people in Tuting village in Arunachal Pradesh and a small Tibetan community also located in Tuting. She will also focus on the traditional knowledge of protecting the environment in the Tuting area and how they understand climate change; and critically examine mitigation and adaptation measures taken by policymakers to especially address climatechange in Tuting village.
    Short Bio:Lobsang Yangtso is an Environment Researcher for the International Tibet Network, Dharamsala.She holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from the Centre for East Asian Studies, JNU. She has also worked asa Research Associate at the Centre for China Analysis and Strategy, New Delhi. Her research focuses are climate change in Tibet, China’s environmental policies towards Tibet, climate change on the Brahmaputra River, and China and Tibet relations.
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