Dangerous waters: The escalating water conflict in the Indus River Basin


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Noon Seminar Series

When: May 7 2018 - 12:00pm until May 7 2018 - 1:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125, East-West Center

Recently Pakistan has become one of the least water secure nations in the world and faces an impending water crisis. Pakistan’s severe water shortages highlight its dependence on the Indus River Basin and bring to the forefront a conflict with India over control of the basin.  India’s control over key headwaters in the Indus Basin negatively and disproportionately affects Pakistan and risks the possibility of a war over water resources. This presentation will provide a game theoretic insight into the Indus River Basin conflict and consider possible institutional solutions that will benefit both countries.

Video of Andrew Beckmann's talk on 5/7/18 at East-West Center: 

Photo of Andrew BeckmannFirst Lieutenant Andrew Beckmann is a Graduate Degree Fellow at the East-West Center and a master’s student in the University of Hawai'i’s Economics Department. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2016 with a B.Sc. in economics and was commissioned into the United States Army as an infantry officer. He is originally from Yarmouth, Maine.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Laurel Pikcunas
Phone: 808-944-7444