Video: Melting mountain glaciers reduce water resources in Central Asia

Climate change causes loss of mountain glaciers, which are an integral part of the water resources in many areas in the world. This is the situation also in Central Asia, where water scarcity will significantly increase in the basins of the largest rivers over the following decades. The dwindling water resources are already causing tension between the regions in the area. [1]

Interviewee: Senior research scientist Ari Venäläinen, Finnish Environment Institute

Video length: 3:09 min

Language: Finnish, with English subtitles

Recorded: 30.5.2013

Published: 26.10.2013

Terms of use: The video is freely usable for non-commercial purposes, such as education. website and the producer of the video should be mentioned as reference.

For courses in Finnish upper secondary schools: GE3 (old) -> GE1 (new curriculum/OPS)

Filmed by: Riku Mesiniemi ja Anna Puustinen

Production: The video is produced by the Finnish Meteorological Institute as part of project TULUVAT funded by the Finnish National Board of Education.


  1. Punkari, M, Droogers, P., Immerzeel, W., Lutz, A., Pimenoff, N. & Venäläinen, A. 2012. Water and Adaptation Interventions in Central and West Asia. Final Report. Asian Development Bank Project TA 7532