Water Security in a New World

Imagining Industan

Overcoming Water Insecurity in the Indus Basin

Editors: Adeel, Zafar, Wirsing, Robert G. (Eds.)

  • Presents a basin-wide (four-nation) perspective
  • Focuses on transboundary cooperation on the Indus
  • Assesses country-by-country prospects for joint management on the Indus
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This volume calls upon over a dozen Indus observers to imagine a scenario for the Indus basin in which transboundary cooperation over water resources overcomes the insecurity arising from water dependence and scarcity. From diverse perspectives, its essays examine the potential benefits to be gained from revisiting the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty, as well as from mounting joint efforts to increase water supply, to combat climate change, to develop hydroelectric power, and to improve water management.

The Indus basin is shared by four countries (Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan). The basin’s significance stems in part simply from the importance of these countries, three of them among the planet’s most populous states, one of them boasting the world’s second largest economy, and three of them members of the exclusive nuclear weapons club. However, the basin’s significance stems also from the great importance of the Indus waters themselves – due especially to the region’s massive dependence on irrigated agriculture as well as to the menace of climate change and advancing water scarcity. 

The “Industan” this volume imagines is a definite departure from business as usual responses to the Indus basin’s emerging fresh water crisis. The objective is to kindle serious discussion of the cooperation needed to confront what many water experts believe is developing into one of the planet’s most gravely threatened river basins. It is thus both assessment of the current state of play in regard to water security in the Indus basin and recommendation about where to go from here.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Adeel, Zafar (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

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  • The Political Ecology of the Water Scarcity/Security Nexus in the Indus Basin: Decentering Per Capita Water Supply

    Akhter, Majed

    Pages 21-33

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  • Water Insecurity in the Indus Basin: The Costs of Noncooperation

    Swain, Ashok

    Pages 37-48

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  • The Ebb and Flow of Water Conflicts: A Case Study of India and Pakistan

    Roic, Kristina (et al.)

    Pages 49-66

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  • The Indus Waters Treaty: Modernizing the Normative Pillars to Build a More Resilient Future

    Magsig, Bjørn-Oliver

    Pages 69-89

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eBook 71,39 €
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Hardcover 90,47 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imagining Industan
Book Subtitle
Overcoming Water Insecurity in the Indus Basin
Editors
  • Zafar Adeel
  • Robert G. Wirsing
Series Title
Water Security in a New World
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32845-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32845-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32843-0
Series ISSN
2367-4008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 216
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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