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These Ice Pyramids Provide Fresh Water For People In The Himalayan Desert

Sonam Wangchuk, an engineer who lives and works in the arid Himalayan highlands of the Ladakh region of India, is helping farmers facing a water shortage due to climate change by growing “ice stupas.” By tapping into meltwaters, these “ice stupas, or artificial glaciers slowly release irrigation water for the growing season.

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