|Hanspeter Schreier, born in
in 1941 and resident in the
since 1963, is professor emeritus of the
. His research and publications focus on natural and human aspects of water resources and watershed management in the Himalayas, the Andes and the
In one of his seminal research and training programmes, Hanspeter Schreier compared the highland-lowland connections of four river basins in the Himalayas with four river basins in the Andes, inspiring a learning process and exchange of experiences between eight watershed teams in the world's largest mountain systems.
Hanspeter Schreier has been instrumental in putting mountains, water resources and climate change on the global scientific, economic and political agenda.
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