A discussion with: 
Saleem Ali 
Chair in Sustainable Resource Development 
University of Queensland

Moderated by:
Nazia Khan
Assistant Director, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council 

Effective regional planning in the Indus Basin argues for increased transboundary data sharing on environmental indicators. Many analysts believe that sharing hydrological data across political borders is essential to ensure more accurate and effective risk management mechanisms. The impacts of climate change and recent natural disasters in South Asia suggest that regional cooperation is not merely a peace-building ideal but a pragmatic strategy to address impending environmental challenges and non-traditional security threats facing the region broadly. Professor Ali will discuss water insecurity, data sharing, and regionalism, drawing on insights from his recent co-authored book Environmental Diplomacy: Negotiating More Effective International Agreements.