Hydro-diplomacy to Address the Transboundary Water Issues Between India and Pakistan

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Lecture on Trans boundary Water Issues
  1  Hydro-diplomacy to Address the Transboundary Water Issues between India & Pakistan By:  Ashfaq Mahmood 3 June 2014  2  Scope of Presentation ã Background of Indus Waters Treaty ã Water Issues Between Pakistan and India ã Natural Factors----Climate Change ã Hydro-diplomacy to Address Water Issues ã Institutional arrangement for Hydrodiplomacy ã PCIW---Capacity Building 3  Historical Perspective --Indus Waters Treaty 4 1.In 1947, division of the sub   -   continent amidst one of the bloodiest riots in the    world (killing, migration, loss of property, misery).    Tensions and Mistrust2.Out of 20 basins, only Indus basin, partially, fell in Pakistan. Upstream   control structures on Ravi, Beas and Sutlej fell in Indian Territory. The   boundary commission   assumed   that the existing arrangements will continue.3.India stopped water flowing to Pakistan on 1 April 1948 affecting 1.7   mAcre   of   land, millions of people and immediate slaughter of thousands of animals.4.Restored through   interim   agreement on payment   -   -   time bomb was ticking5. Two sides locked horns   : i. Pakistan’s Stand based on international principles: a.Existing (Historical) uses be protected b.Additional water to be divided according to future irrigation potential   and population etc.ii. India’s Stand: Upper riparian has the prior right. Sovereignty over water flowing   through Indian or Indian held territory.
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