World Bank Proposes Water Management Commission

The World Bank has proposed putting in place a mechanism for dispute resolution and joint management of water resources for the two countries Pakistan and Afghanistan. The name of the program is Kabul River Basin (KRB) Management Commission on the pattern of Pakistan-India Permanent Indus Commission 1960.

Through GIS and digital elevation model (DEM), one component of the project would assist dialogue for greater cooperation on utilisation of water and development of a joint system for data collection, verification, analysis, storage and dissemination. The entire program will be implemented in four years.
 
Down reported that “the bank wanted to develop institutional capacity in both countries, particularly Afghanistan, for promotion of greater cooperation and understanding through exchange and sharing of hydro-meteorological data of the KRB between the two countries and development of a management plan using hydrological, hydraulic and economic models.”
 
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Source: www.dawn.com
Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com
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