Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN), Pakistan

ISET-RSPN Building Research Capacity to Understand and Adapt to Climate Change in the Indus Basin

ISET-RSPN Post Indus Floods Research Scoping long-term research agenda for climate change adaptation in the Indus basin through locally embedded capacities Overview The Indus basin in Pakistan is home to the largest contiguous surface irrigation system in the world and probably has the most highly regulated hydrology globally. The extent of human modification of the river system renders Indus’ hydrology more cultural and social rather than natural (Wescoat and Leichenko 1994).