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Pakistan's water economy : running dry (English)

With an average rainfall of under 240 milli-meters a year, Pakistan is one of the world's most arid countries. The population and the economy are heavily dependent on an annual influx of water into the Indus river system that emanates from the neighboring countries and is mostly derived from rainfall and snow-melt in the Himalayas. ... See More +

Brief 46469 OCT 01, 2008

Briscoe, John; Qamar, Usman

Pakistan's water economy : running dry - background papers (English)

The United Nations (UN) millennium development goals and the consensus at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) have brought poverty reduction to the centre stage of the international development agenda. ... See More +

Working Paper 52914 JAN 01, 2006

Briscoe, John; Qamar, Usman

Pakistan's water economy : running dry (English)

Pakistan is one of the world's most arid countries, with an average rainfall of under 240 mm a year. The population and the economy are heavily dependent on an annual influx into the Indus river system (including the Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej rivers) of about 180 billion cubic meters of water, that emanates from the neighboring countries and is mostly derived from snow-melt in the Himalayas. ... See More +

Working Paper 44375 NOV 08, 2005

Briscoe, John; Qamar, Usman