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The Indus Basin of Pakistan

The Indus Basin of Pakistan
  • Author : Winston Yu,Yi-Chen Yang,Andre Savitsky,Donald Alford,Casey Brown,James Wescoat,Dario Debowicz,Sherman Robinson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-01
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 9780821398753
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Summary : This study assesses the impacts of climate risks and development alternatives on water and agriculture in the Indus basin of Pakistan. It analyzes inter-relationships among the climate, water, and agriculture sectors and provides a systems modeling framework for these purposes.

Indus River Basin

Indus River Basin
  • Author : Sadiq I. Khan,Thomas E. Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-12
  • Total pages :485
  • ISBN : 9780128127834
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Summary : Indus River Basin: Water Security and Sustainability provides a comprehensive treatment of water-related issues within the Indus River basin. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field, hence this book serves as a single, holistic source covering the whole region, not just a single country. Many of the challenges faced by this region are trans-boundary issues, especially within the context of climate change and water scarcity. Topics covered include extreme engineering and water resource management (one of the largest irrigation systems in dry to semi-desert conditions), social sciences (population dynamics linked to water resources) and political sciences. As such, this book is relevant and important to all researchers interested in these issues. Includes detailed chapters provided by specialists in each different field as compiled by well experienced editors Presents work from related fields across the Indus basin and makes them easily accessible on one single place Shows the Indus River as a type case and shares issues relevant to other locations across the world

Rivers Divided

Rivers Divided
  • Author : Daniel Haines
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-02-01
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 1849047162
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The Indus Basin of Pakistan

The Indus Basin of Pakistan
  • Author : Winston Yu,Yi-Chen Yang,Andre Savitsky,Donald Alford,Casey Brown,James Wescoat,Dario Debowicz,Sherman Robinson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-01
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 9780821398753
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Summary : This study assesses the impacts of climate risks and development alternatives on water and agriculture in the Indus basin of Pakistan. It analyzes inter-relationships among the climate, water, and agriculture sectors and provides a systems modeling framework for these purposes.

Blood and Water

Blood and Water
  • Author : David Gilmartin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-14
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : 9780520355538
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Summary : The Indus basin was once an arid pastoral watershed, but by the second half of the twentieth century, it had become one of the world's most heavily irrigated and populated river basins. Launched under British colonial rule in the nineteenth century, this irrigation project spurred political, social, and environmental transformations that continued after the 1947 creation of the new states of India and Pakistan. In this first large-scale environmental history of the region, David Gilmartin focuses on the changes that occurred in the basin as a result of the implementation of the world's largest modern integrated irrigation system. This masterful work of scholarship explores how environmental transformation is tied to the creation of communities and nations, focusing on the intersection of politics, statecraft, and the environment.

Indus Divided

Indus Divided
  • Author : Daniel Haines
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-15
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 9780143439615
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Summary : The Indus Waters Treaty is considered a key example of India–Pakistan cooperation, which had a critical influence on state-making in both countries. Indus Divided reveals the importance of the Indus Basin river system, and thus control over it, for Indian and Pakistani claims to sovereignty after South Asia’s partition in 1947. Based on new research in India, Pakistan, the United States and the United Kingdom, this book places the Indus dispute, for the first time, in the context of decolonization and Cold War–era development politics.

Strategies to Mitigate Secondary Salinization in the Indus Basin of Pakistan

Strategies to Mitigate Secondary Salinization in the Indus Basin of Pakistan
  • Author : Aslam, M., Prathapar, S. A.,M. Aslam,S. A. Prathapar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :22
  • ISBN : 9789290906162
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Summary : ThisThis report discusses the nature and causes of secondary salinization, reviews strategies developed and tested within IBIS to mitigate salinization, and identifies areas requiring further investigation.

Imagining Industan

Imagining Industan
  • Author : Zafar Adeel,Robert G. Wirsing
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-20
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 9783319328454
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Summary : 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.

Geospatial Technology for Water Resource Applications

Geospatial Technology for Water Resource Applications
  • Author : Prashant K. Srivastava,Prem Chandra Pandey,Pavan Kumar,Akhilesh Singh Raghubanshi,Dawei Han
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-09-09
  • Total pages :326
  • ISBN : 9781315353821
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Summary : This book advances the scientific understanding, development, and application of geospatial technologies related to water resource management. It presents recent developments and applications specifically by utilizing new earth observation datasets such as TRMM/GPM, AMSR E/2, SMOS, SMAP and GCOM in combination with GIS, artificial intelligence, and hybrid techniques. By linking geospatial techniques with new satellite missions for earth and environmental science, the book promotes the synergistic and multidisciplinary activities of scientists and users working in the field of hydrological sciences.

Indus River Basin

Indus River Basin
  • Author : Sadiq I. Khan,Thomas E. Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-12
  • Total pages :485
  • ISBN : 9780128127834
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Summary : Indus River Basin: Water Security and Sustainability provides a comprehensive treatment of water-related issues within the Indus River basin. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field, hence this book serves as a single, holistic source covering the whole region, not just a single country. Many of the challenges faced by this region are trans-boundary issues, especially within the context of climate change and water scarcity. Topics covered include extreme engineering and water resource management (one of the largest irrigation systems in dry to semi-desert conditions), social sciences (population dynamics linked to water resources) and political sciences. As such, this book is relevant and important to all researchers interested in these issues. Includes detailed chapters provided by specialists in each different field as compiled by well experienced editors Presents work from related fields across the Indus basin and makes them easily accessible on one single place Shows the Indus River as a type case and shares issues relevant to other locations across the world

Optimal groundwater management in Pakistan’s Indus Water Basin

Optimal groundwater management in Pakistan’s Indus Water Basin
  • Author : Nasim Sanval,Helfand, Steven
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-15
  • Total pages :42
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Summary : In this report we examine the management of groundwater in Pakistan’s Indus Basin through a model of groundwater extraction with hydrologic, economic, and tenure constraints. We develop a groundwater extraction model for the Indus Basin and simulate the effect of common property management (the status quo in the Indus Basin) and optimal management on groundwater extractions, water table height, groundwater quality, and annual net benefits from irrigated agriculture. The analysis provides a framework to develop and discuss policies that could lead to the optimal management of groundwater.

Indus Waters and Social Change

Indus Waters and Social Change
  • Author : Saiyid Ali Naqvi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-01
  • Total pages :60
  • ISBN : 9780199063963
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Summary : Saiyid Ali Naqvi has brought a wealth of knowledge in water resources development, acquired over a 58-year career, to this study of the impact of the harnessing of the Indus waters on the evolution and development of the fabric of society in the region. He follows the Indus in its journey from around 7000 bc to present times, as he develops his thesis that the processes of social change in the region that now constitutes Pakistan are inextricably linked to the harnessing of the Indus waters. At its inception in 1947, Pakistan, with 85 per cent of its population dependent on agriculture, was an agrarian country. Today, with two-thirds of its population still living in villages, the country remains dependent on agriculture. Despite the use of machinery by big landowners, the agrarian social structure remains fettered by quasi-feudal and tribal customs. The book makes a critical assessment of the pace of the social change process in Pakistan and finds that it has reached a phase which could at best be characterized as ‘quasi-industrial’. This disappointing situation is due to the slow pace of industrialization of the agriculture sector. The book provides the research, historical facts, and insights for an informed public debate on the policy measures for overcoming impediments and accelerating the social change process.

Spatial distribution of reference and potential evapotranspiration across the Indus Basin Irrigation Systems

Spatial distribution of reference and potential evapotranspiration across the Indus Basin Irrigation Systems
  • Author : M. Kaleem Ullah,Zaigham Habib,Saim Muhammad
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :55
  • ISBN : 9789290902065
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Summary : The report computes different components of potential crop water demand at the canal command level in Indus Basin. Major contribution is update of water demand based on several years of climate data, which improves the estimation of reference evapotranspiration for developing refined crop coefficients based on the latest cropping patterns. The water demands of major crop and fully developed standard unit for each canal command is presented for direct comparisons and adjustments, if required. The report is part of Indus Basin performance study, which aims to identify the scope for integrated land and water management by evaluating current practices to propose sustainable alternatives.

Proceedings of the International Field Exploration and Development Conference 2018

Proceedings of the International Field Exploration and Development Conference 2018
  • Author : Jia'en Lin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-10-02
  • Total pages :2041
  • ISBN : 9789811371271
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Summary : This book gathers selected papers from the 8th International Field Exploration and Development Conference (IFEDC 2018) and addresses a broad range of topics, including: Reservoir Surveillance and Management, Reservoir Evaluation and Dynamic Description, Reservoir Production Stimulation and EOR, Ultra-Tight Reservoirs, Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Technology, Oil and Gas Well Production Testing, and Geomechanics. In brief, the papers introduce readers to upstream technologies used in oil & gas development, the main principles of the process, and various related design technologies. The conference not only provided a platform to exchange experiences, but also promoted the advancement of scientific research in oil & gas exploration and production. The book is chiefly intended for industry experts, professors, researchers, senior engineers, and enterprise managers.

Glaciers of the Karakoram Himalaya

Glaciers of the Karakoram Himalaya
  • Author : Kenneth Hewitt
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-12
  • Total pages :363
  • ISBN : 9789400763111
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Summary : The Karakoram contains the greatest concentration of glaciers and most of the largest ice masses outside high latitudes. They comprise major stores and sources of fresh water in an otherwise extreme, continental, dry region. As many as 200 million people living downstream, in the valleys of the Indus and Yarkand Rivers, depend on melt waters from snow and ice. They are at risk from climate-change impacts on glaciers and water supply, and from hazards such as glacial lake outburst floods. Useful research initiatives go back to the nineteenth century, but coverage has generally been limited geographically and has not been continuous over time. It is almost 80 years since a monograph was devoted to the Karakoram glaciers. The book presents a comprehensive overview, including statistics for the ice cover, glacier mass balance and dynamics, glacierized landscapes, rock glaciers, water resources and environmental hazards. Published glaciological and related research is surveyed along with expedition reports and archival materials in several languages. The expanding potential of satellite coverage is exploited, but conditions and processes reported from field investigations are the main focus. Previously unpublished observations by the author are presented, based on some 45 years of work in the region. Broad understanding of the glacial environment is used to address emerging concerns about the High Asian cryosphere and the fate of its glaciers. These are discussed in relation to the pressing issues of water supply, environmental risk and sustainability. Questions of what is not known help identify much needed monitoring and research. The book is of interest to researchers, professionals, and those studying glaciers, mountain environments, water resources and environmental hazards. The topics discussed should be of concern for anyone involved in regional development and global change in South and Inner Asia.

Irrigation in Southern and Eastern Asia in Figures

Irrigation in Southern and Eastern Asia in Figures
  • Author : Karen Frenken
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :487
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112110382147
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Summary : The AQUASTAT Programme was initiated with a view to presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in the countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and providing systematic, up-to-date and reliable information on water for agriculture and rural development. This report presents the results of the most recent survey carried out in the 22 countries of the Southern and Eastern Asia region, and it analyzes the changes that have occurred in the ten years since the first survey. Following the AQUASTAT methodology, the survey relied as much as possible on country-based statistics and information.

Strategic Reforms for Agricultural Growth in Pakistan

Strategic Reforms for Agricultural Growth in Pakistan
  • Author : Rashid Faruqee
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :153
  • ISBN : 082134336X
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Summary : "Future prospects for the agricultural sector in Pakistan depend on its ability to increase output and income of producers." Agriculture remains the backbone of the Pakistani economy, employing more than half the labor force and accounting for 70 per cent of export revenues. However, agriculture faces two sets of constraints in Pakistan: resource constraints and policy distortions. This volume deals with the major resource and policy constraints currently facing Pakistani agriculture. Government involvement in Pakistan's agricultural sector has been excessive and often inappropriate, and agricultural reforms are a key part of the adjustment program underway in Pakistan. Some of the principal goals of the program are to ensure a sound and sustainable macroeconomic framework with sustainable internal and external balances, to liberalize trade, privatize government-owned enterprises, deregulate and eliminate public sector monopolies, and to reform the financial sector. The agricultural sector can contribute to the Pakistani economy and to the adjustment program. Agriculture has the potential to make a larger contribution to total revenue and plays an important role in external balances. A favorable climate gives Pakistan a strong comparative advantage in horticulture, as indicated by the rapid growth of the subsector in the absence of policy interventions.

Hydrology and Water Resources of India

Hydrology and Water Resources of India
  • Author : Sharad K. Jain,Pushpendra K. Agarwal,Vijay P. Singh
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-05-16
  • Total pages :1260
  • ISBN : 9781402051807
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Summary : India is endowed with varied topographical features, such as high mountains, extensive plateaus, and wide plains traversed by mighty rivers. Divided into four sections this book provides a comprehensive overview of water resources of India. A detailed treatment of all major river basins is provided. This is followed by a discussion on major uses of water in India. Finally, the closing chapters discuss views on water management policy for India.

India’s Waters

India’s Waters
  • Author : Mahesh Chandra Chaturvedi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-12-20
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781439874660
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Summary : India’s Waters: Advances in Development and Management is a critical study of the development and management of India’s waters. Its central theme is that the current methods in use are an extension of the colonial-era system, which, despite vast growth, has remained essentially the same in terms of developmental concepts, technological activities, and performance. A revolution on several fronts is possible, and this book details the author’s own plans for these advancements. First the book briefly addresses both the physiographic and hydrologic characteristics of India and its waters, and the current official proposals for their development. Next, the author presents new concepts and policies for development of India’s waters, followed by his proposed technological revolution. The author illustrates how India’s aforementioned unique characteristics enable use of some novel technologies that are unique globally. This fact is key to his proposed revolution, which asserts that water availability can be more than doubled. Even more importantly, water can be placed in the hands of the farmer. On the subject of hydroelectric development, the author explores a novel technology of interspatial intertemporal pumped storage development that would increase both hydroelectric potential and peaking power almost five times over. On a related note, the book explains advances in water resource developmental planning in terms of a new societal environmental systems management that far surpasses the much vaunted integrated water resources development. The author also talks about the challenges of climate change, demonstrating how his revolutionary technological proposals could be applied to deal with this serious issue.

Pakistan's Water Economy

Pakistan's Water Economy
  • Author : John Briscoe,Usman Qamar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :126
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924104469329
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Summary : Water sustenance and management are central development challenges facing Pakistan today. This report argues for dramatic changes in policy and approach to enable Pakistan to maintain and build new infrastructure, besides securing the water required for future generations. Focusing on two basic issuesthe countrys major water-related challenges, and ways of addressing themthe report calls for reinvigorated public water policies and institutions to sustain water development and management in the future by: Exploring the evolution of water management in Pakistan Describing past achievements and their relevance in the current context Analyzing existing challenges Suggesting ways of evolving a sustainable water management system The report draws heavily on a set of companion reports by Pakistan water experts and policy analysts. These reports are presented in the accompanying CD and provide in-depth analyses of: The interface between water and agriculture, energy, environment, growth, and poverty Drinking water, sanitation, drainage and salinity, flood, dams, groundwater, and water balance management Water-related rights and entitlements, reforms, and resources and institutions

The Indus River

The Indus River
  • Author : Azra Meadows,P. S. Meadows
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :441
  • ISBN : UOM:39015057642244
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Summary : The Indus River is one of the world's greatest rivers, extending from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea. It has a unique range of geographical and geological features, among them mountains, plains, and deltas. The river and its surrounding lands affect the living standards of the entire population of Pakistan. In fact, recent economic developments such as agriculture, forests, fisheries, oil, gas, and hydroelectricity are all dependent on the river. However, problems such as deforestation, waterlogging, pollution, and desertification will no doubt affect the river as they continue to grow in magnitude around the world. This book looks at the interaction between the Indus River and its landscape, biodiversity, resources, and people, as well as its future. World authorities recommend interdisciplinary programs for management, conservation, and future development of this unique water system and important resources. This book is essential reading for all those involved in environmental studies and geography.