Adaptation: Ice Stupas of Ladakh
- Alizé Carrère
- Subject Matter
- Climate Change
Ice Stupas of Ladakh: Communities in the arid high-mountain region of Ladakh rely on glacial water to feed streams and water crops during the spring and summer months. Global warming is dramatically re-shaping the future of these areas. In this episode of ADAPTATION, Alizé meets Sonam Wangchuk, a Ladakhi teacher and engineer who has devised an extraordinary method to capture and store excess glacial runoff into magnificent ice pyramids.
Alizé Carrère is a National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker, and PhD student researching and documenting human adaptations to environmental change. Raised in a house wrapped around a 300-year old oak tree, her childhood primed her for a unique perspective on what it means to live in a dynamic environment. After moving to Montreal to complete a B.A. at McGill University in Environmental Sciences and International Development, she spent time living in Panama before returning to McGill to complete an M.Sc. in Integrated Water Resource Management. During this time, she lived in the Middle East working on the relationship between electronic waste and water pollution in Israel and Palestine.