Nearly 2 billion people in Asia are dependent on Tibet’s rivers. Under Chinese occupation, Tibet’s rivers are being polluted, dammed and diverted with dire consequences for those living in the downstream countries.
Tibet, known as Water Tower of Asia, serves as the source of ten major Asian river systems flowing into some of the most densely populated countries: China, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Pakistan.
Tibet’s environment, particularly Tibet’s rivers, is a geostrategic concern for South and Southeast Asia has been raised both at high levels of the Indian government as well as in civil society with wide range coverage in the media.
Our long-term vision is to safeguard Tibet’s precious and fragile environment, especially the river systems upon which millions of people in Asia depend.
Save Tibetan Rivers! Safeguard Asia’s water security!