Despite the retreating of glaciers in Himalayas, water supply in rivers like Ganga, Brahmaputra and Indus will increase in the coming decades, a new study said.

The study was conducted jointly by research organisation FutureWater, Netherlands’ Utrecht University and the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.

“Our results show that the river flow will increase at least until 2050, despite retreating glaciers,” researcher Arthur Lutz said in a statement today.

“The glaciers feeding Indus river, although retreating, will generate increasing amounts of meltwater in the coming decades due to higher temperatures. For the other rivers, the increase in river flow is mainly caused by increasing precipitation,” the researchers said.Read more