Water is an important input to irrigated agriculture. In Pakistan unfortunately, it is fast becoming a diminishing resource due to many reasons including global warming. To meet present and future requirements, water should be conserved in the country at as many places as possible. However, politics of water is not allowing it to happen.
Hydro-Politics in Indus River Basin by Iqtidar H. Siddiqui is a comprehensive commentary on the management and utilization of Indus River system waters both internationally and domestically and describes the Hydro-Political forces, which do not permit advancement in water sector in the country.
The book infect gives a 'wake-up call' to the country in view of diminishing water resources, expected 'water disaster' due to climate change and hydro-political forces in the country.
Iqtidar H. Siddiqui holds M. Sc (Engineering) from the university of Washington, Seattle, USA and a B. Sc (Engineering) from Muslim University Aligarh. A former Regional Advisor on Water Resources to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok, he has also served as a Director General , International Water logging and Salinity Research Institute (IWASRI), and as a Chief Engineer, Planning and Investigation (P&I) Division, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in Pakistan. He is the Author of irrigation Canals (NBF, 1979), Weris and Barrages Across Alluvial Rivers (NBF, 2007), Irrigation and Drainage Engineering (OUP, 2007) and Dams and Reservoirs, Planning and Engineering (OUP, 2009). Hydro-Politics in Indus River Basin is his fifth book.