Talk30 The Indus Basin Vision at National and International Level

Thursday, 06 December, 2018


There are clear threats and opportunities in all international basins, including the Indus Basin which is already undergoing coercions such as water scarcity, intrusion of saline waters and effects of climate change. LEAD Pakistan is hosting an interactive session titled 'The Indus Basin Vision at national and international level' as part of its series on Managing Shared Basins. The guest speaker for the session is Professor David Grey, who will be sharing good examples of international basins and their mitigated threats and seized opportunities. He will be sharing a vision for a basin that incorporates sharing the benefits of basin management and development. With a lifelong interest in Pakistan, Indus, and a special interest in international waters worldwide, the talk will be a personal framing of the challenges and opportunities of the Indus at national and international levels, drawing upon experiences, positive and negative, in major international basins in several regions of the world.

Professor David Grey has worked on water issues across the world for 45 years, including 16 years in Africa and Asia. He was staff of the World Bank for 27 years, latterly as Senior Water Advisor for Africa and Asia, with global responsibility for corporate water policies and strategies. Since leaving the Bank in 2009, he has focused on learning and teaching, as visiting professor at the Universities of Oxford and Exeter (UK) and Tsinghua (China). He has a long-standing engagement in water security analysis and in negotiations and cooperation on international waters in several continents.

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