CEEW was invited to be a part of the Indian delegation of the Islamabad Track II Dialogue held in Pakistan from 3- 5 June to express its views on common water concerns in the Indus Basin at a roundtable on water. CEEW stressed that given the heavy dependence on irrigated agriculture in Pakistan and India, little irrigation potential remains in the Indus basin. Therefore, emphasis must shift to developing and debating a demand-side management, as opposed to a supply-side management. The conference was attended by high-profile policy experts, former diplomats, senior members of the media and academic communities from both sides and was covered by several print and online journals - Daily Times, The Express Tribune, Pakistan Daily Times and Pakistan's Financial Daily, Business Recorder." A joint declaration was issued in Islamabad as a part of the Track II Dialogue, Click Here to read it.
This is not the first time CEEW has been solicited to express its views on the issue. Earlier in March this year, CEEW had been invited to express its views on a research "Waging Peace: Water issues" at a joint discussion organised by Indian and US think-tanks in New Delhi with the aim to inform successive bilateral dialogues on the critical issue.