This is an ICIMOD initiative which aims to support detailed monitoring of snow, ice and water resources; build capacity; and develop water availability scenarios. Initially focused on Pakistan and Afghanistan, China and India are to be brought into the project later.
This research paper, published in Mountain Research and Development Journal (July 2011), suggests developing a long-term Indus Basin Research Programme to share scientific knowledge base and thus improve understanding of the basin.
http://www.strategicforesight.com/publications_research.htm#indusequation This report is by an Indian based think-tank. The first part provides a comprehensive overview of Pakistan’s water situation; the second part discusses points of contention between India and Pakistan regarding the shared Western Rivers of the Indus and the conclusion provides the final analysis and recommendations that will assist water cooperation between these […]