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Pakistan: Testing and implementation of a modelling tool to support water allocation through the Water Apportionment Accord
Pakistan has the largest contiguous irrigation system in the world. Annual allocation of irrigation water by the Indus River System Authority is governed by the Water Apportionment Accord but is complex, contentious and often challenged. CSIRO and the Indus River System Authority have co-designed a modelling tool to deal with this problem.
Significant impact from the application of this tool has been achieved in the 2020 Kharif crop growing season. Larger (an additional 987 gigalitres – that’s nearly two Sydney Harbour’s worth) and more equitable supplies are able to be distributed among provinces, improving Pakistan’s water and food security.
Nepal: Australian scientists helping Nepal navigate water management
Pakistan: Minister of State for Climate Change visits Canberra
Pakistan: Chief Minister discusses water apportionment accord modelling with Australian water experts
Nepal: Australian Water Partnerships, providing water policy advice to the Government of Nepal
Nepal: Kamala River Basin Initiative
Nepal: Partnering to improve water resources management
Pakistan: MOU on water resource management signed between Pakistan and Australia