• Robert G. Wirsing
  • Zafar AdeelEmail author
Part of the Water Security in a New World book series (WSEC)


This chapter summarizes the contributing authors’ main findings about water insecurity in the Indus basin. Recalling the reasons offered in Chap.  1 for the importance of the Indus basin to the world, it also includes the editors’ reflections on the world’s importance to the basin. By “the world” is meant those foreign powers that have had a serious and sustained strategic relationship with one or more of the basin’s four riparian states, as well as the array of governmental and nongovernmental international and regional organizations and institutions that also have lengthy records of interaction with the countries sharing the basin. It also means the world order – the set of institutional arrangements, rules, and norms established internationally to promote stability, changes in which, in this highly interconnected and politically turbulent world, seem certain to impact upon water security in the countries sharing the Indus basin.


Integrated river basin management Indus basin in the world order Water resource cooperation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Formerly, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in QatarDohaQatar
  2. 2.United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and HealthHamiltonCanada

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