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Melting glaciers: The Slow Disaster in the Andes

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Published on Dec 19, 2012

http://climatechange.worldbank.org/ - With glaciers melting away, climate change already has become a fact of life for the poorest in Bolivia. A World Bank project, supported by a variety of financial sources, tries to give support in dealing  with the dramatic water shortage in the Andean region. 

A variety of measures is being implemented to help locals deal with the slow and silent disaster. A Japanese Fund is an important part the larger World Bank project in providing support on scientific research, and for example, helping farmers to build water reservoirs. As part of the World Bank project, particially financed by the Japan fund, crews also measure and monitor the flow of drinking water in  La Paz and the neighboring city of El Alto to conserve the dwindling supply of water.

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