Impacts of Climate Change on the Indus Basin Water Resources


  • Ms. Zahida Jabeen Lecturer, Heavy Industries Taxila Education City University Taxila



Dixon's Theory, Indus Treaty, Food Security, Climate Change,, Indus Basin


Considering the socioeconomic significance of the Indus Basin, the effect of climate change on its water resources is a crucial concern. This study explores the effects of changing climate on the basin, looking at hydrological fluctuations and possible dangers to water supply. With its intricate hydrographic system, the Indus Basin faces difficulties like changing precipitation patterns, retreating glaciers, and an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events. The delicate balance of water supplies, which is essential for agriculture and a significant driver of the region's economy, is at risk due to these changes. The study highlights the need for adaptive measures by examining the complex effects on infrastructure, food security, and livelihoods. This paper seeks to provide important insights into the complex relationship between climate change and water resources in the Indus Basin, as well as the gaps in the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) under Homer Dixon's Scarcity Model.


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How to Cite

Ms. Zahida Jabeen. (2023). Impacts of Climate Change on the Indus Basin Water Resources. Khaldunia - Journal of Social Sciences, 3(1), 32–42.