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Pakistan’s Water Crisis

Via Frontier Post, an article on Pakistan’s water crisis: Depleting surface and ground water resource has rung alarm bells for the policy makers with country touching the scarcity bench mark due to per capita water availability dwindling six times since independence. Absence of sufficient water storages, rising temperature and rampant wastage of irrigation water was […]

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Decades On, Pakistan Is Still Seeking A Kabul River Agreement

Via The Third Pole, an article on how the absence of a functioning government in upstream Afghanistan has hampered treaty efforts for the major Indus tributary: For decades, Pakistan has been seeking an agreement with Afghanistan on the Kabul River. But a treaty agreeing the management and allocation of water between the two countries remains […]

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Can Indus Water Treaty be Renegotiated?

Via Focus Global, commentary on the Indus Water Treaty: It is a happy augury that a 10-member Indian Delegation is currently visiting Pakistan from March 1-3 to take part in the annual meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission, under the leadership of P.K. Saxena, Indian Commissioner for Indus Waters. In 2021, a delegation from Pakistan […]

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The Parched Tiger: India Says All Water Projects Compliant With Indus Treaty

Via MINT, a report on India’s India and Pakistan have discussed the exchange of hydrological and flood data at a meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission during which the Indian side underscored that all its projects are fully compliant with the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty. During the 117th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission […]

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Pakistan-India Water Disputes

Via The Frontier Post, an article on Pakistan – India water dialogue: The 117th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) composed of Indus Commissioners of Pakistan and India was held in Islamabad in recent days. The two sides discussed the entire range of water-related issues between both countries under the relevant provisions of the […]

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Pakistan’s Growing Water Insecurity

Via The Nation, an article on Pakistan’s growing water insecurity:    Water insecurity is already imposing significant social, environmental, and economic development challenges for Pakistan. In recent years, climate-induced disasters (floods and droughts) have highlighted the urgency to introduce climate-resilient solutions for improved water governance at all levels. In 1980, Pakistan had a relatively abundant supply […]

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