The South Asia Center’s Water Conflict in South Asia project seeks to explore water sharing conflicts between India and Pakistan, and surrounding countries, by bringing together key experts, policymakers, and other stakeholders to discuss and recommend practicable solutions.

Earlier this year, two policy workshops were held in Lahore, Pakistan and New Delhi, India, where senior officials from India and Pakistan discussed their respective country’s positions on several issues important to the water dialogue. There was some overlap of viewpoints on both sides, encouraging room for further exchanges.

The South Asia Center is hosting the first face-to-face water dialogue meeting in Lahore in September, which will bring together leading experts and policymakers to build upon the initial discourse. The project co-chairs are Sartaj Aziz, former foreign minister of Pakistan, and Jaswant Singh, former foreign minister of India. The Water Conflict in South Asia project has received seed funding from the Ploughshares Fund.