Scientists from the University of Aberdeen are developing artificial glaciers to solve the water shortage in Ladakh in the Himalayas. It is one of the driest regions in the world, and the villages are experiencing severe water shortages, especially in April and May. Climate change made the situation worse and has caused glaciers to melt. As a solution, the artificial glaciers are used to store water in the winter then release it in the spring. The water rises up and out of the tip of a vertical pipe at the top once pressure rises in the tube. The ice-cold air then freezes the water into a pyramid-like shape. Engr. Sonam Wangchuk invented the artificial glaciers in 2013, but they are still in their development stage. However, Aberdeen’s Cryosphere and Climate Change research group is improving the technology to use it more widely. The artificial glaciers can release millions of liters of water each year, and researchers believe that their structure makes them efficient, cost-effective, and simple to manage.