Monday, March 28, 2011

Avoiding Water Wars: Water Scarcity and Central Asia's Growing Importance for Stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan -- US Senate

This Report prepared for by the Majority Staff for the Use of the Committee on Foreign Relations, dated February 22, 2011, finds that delivering water-related assistance in Central and South Asia critical to maximize its peacekeeping and humanitarian benefits. It also makes the following four recommendations to the administration with respect to water issues in the region that capture opportunities
for enhanced cooperation and coordination:
1. Provide Benchmark Data to Improve Water Management
2. Focus on Water Demand Management
3. Recognize International Dimensions of Water Issues and Deliver Holistic Solutions
4. Safeguard Institutions Against Shocks to Water Supply and Demand

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