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Climate Change by Kaufaui Vincent Wong

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Chapter 13

Climate Change Aggravatesthe Energy–Water–FoodNexus

Kaufui V. Wong and Sarmad Chaudhry

13.1 Introduction

The Indus River is a river running through four countries in East Asia and South Asia: China, India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. It spans 3,000 km, with a basin that covers over 1 million km2 [1]. The river forms the backbone of the Indus River Valley, which has for millennia been home for countless civilizations. The river serves as the source of water for the life that blossomed and continues to thrive in the valley [2]. The Indus River basin is critical to the continued survival of nearly 180 million people living in its vicinity, and about 80 percent of Pakistan’s agricultural land is irrigated by the river.

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