Experts identify key steps to strengthen knowledge on climate change and other water-related challenges 

Colombo, Sri Lanka (July 6, 2017) – Sri Lanka has hosted a ground-breaking meeting to strengthen knowledge and support collective efforts on tackling climate change adaptation and other water-related challenges in the Indus Basin, home to more than 300 million people.

“Climate Change continues to have significant impact on our limited, shared water resources across the globe,” said the Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake, Government of Sri Lanka. “The Indus Basin is one such key resource impacting on Afghanistan, China, India and Pakistan, and some 300 million people who live within the basin boundaries.”

Organized by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and held on July 4-5, the Forum brought together over a hundred researchers, government experts and development practitioners from the four countries sharing the Indus basin, with international experts and partner representatives.

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