Indus Basin

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Indus Basin

Considered the world’s second most stressed underground water reserve and shared by North Western India and Pakistan, this basin of 16.2 million hectares was in a state of hydrological equilibrium until the development of a canal irrigation system. With no natural source of replenishment, this basin was classified as “extremely stressed” according to the Water Resources Research, and will continue to deplete at this rate. In India, 60% of irrigated agriculture and 85% of drinking water depend on this basin, which in 20 years will be in critical condition (Laskar, 2015).

https://worldwaterreserve.com/water-crisis/causes-of-water-conflict/

 

~ by iwhist on September 27, 2018.

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