June 27, 2010
Friends of Indus Forum call for environmental flows for Indus delta
Hyderabad June 27: The Friends of Indus Forum has called to declare Indus delta as fifth shareholder of water besides four provinces. In a meeting of forum held here, the forum representatives said that water accord 1991 should be revisited. They said that gaps in national water policy should be addressed prior to its approval. The forum said that a transparent and coherent national water policy should be promulgated as soon as possible. The current institutional framework should be reassessed and forum demanded that federal water commission be set up. There must be balance between use of surface and groundwater. Water efficiency should be improved as about 40% water is lost in the system, water allocations at provincial level needs to be revised to harmonize water availability to cropping patterns, environmental flows for Indus delta needs to be recognized and allocated, water for wetlands should be allocated and Indus Basin Treaty should be renegotiated to include climate change factor.
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Muhammad Zafar Khan
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