Co-designing Indus Water-Energy-Land Futures

Wada, Y. ORCID:, Vinca, A. ORCID:, Parkinson, S. ORCID:, Willaarts, B. ORCID:, Magnuszewski, P., Mochizuki, J. ORCID:, Mayor, B., Wang, Y., et al. (2019). Co-designing Indus Water-Energy-Land Futures. One Earth 10.1016/j.oneear.2019.10.006.

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Project: Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land (ISWEL)


The Indus River Basin covers an area of around 1 million square kilometers and connects four countries: Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan. More than 300 million people depend to some extent on the basin’s water, yet a growing population, increasing food and energy demands, climate change, and shifting monsoon patterns are exerting increasing pressure. Under these pressures, a “business as usual” (BAU) approach is no longer sustainable, and decision makers and wider stakeholders are calling for more integrated and inclusive development pathways that are in line with achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Here, we propose an integrated nexus modeling framework co-designed with regional stakeholders from the four riparian countries of the Indus River Basin and discuss challenges and opportunities for developing transformation pathways for the basin’s future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indus, co-design, water future, energy, food, nexus, integrated nexus modeling, Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, partnership, capacity building
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Water (WAT)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2019 09:16
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:32

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