Climate change is causing unpredictable snow melt in the Himalayan high desert region of Ladakh, where locals use ice stupas, dome-shaped ice structures, to store water for spring. This video shows the hands-on work of engineers building and maintaining these structures and illustrates that the timing of available water is crucial. The video is in a documentary style and focuses heavily on the narrative rather than the hydrology of the Himalayas. Teachers could use this resource as an introduction for a more in-depth project. This resource is recommended for teaching.
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