Assessment of Alternative Solutions



The problem of apportioning and selecting the most profitable uses of water between several communities is a difficult one. Even where the problem is purely domestic, serious and sufficiently complex difficulties arise. Where the communities are politically independent, owing no allegiance to any superior common authority, these difficulties are greatly multiplied. Large scale irrigation schemes, which of necessity affect a number of states, can too easily act as causes of tension when they ought to be serving the ends of peace.


River Basin Riparian State Water Resource Development Indus Basin International River 
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