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Water-sharing pacts are not the most common form of water systems. India signed a treaty with Pakistan in 1960 that sets aside 80% of the Indus-system waters, which has been the largest water-sharing pact in history. This was an ambition and unwise move considering the dependency India has on the Tibetan Plateau with approximately twelve rivers that run through China. Beijing has not expressed the same generosity in terms of water-sharing and is building large dams that prohibit rivers to flow into other counties such as India.
The Supreme Court is currently reviewing and discussing the water dispute. The Vajpayee-era National River Linking Programme has officially been ordered to take affect after 10 years of waiting. However, whether it will really happen is in question. It is an optimistic plan that if successfully executed will provide India and Pakistan with substantial water access. This information was collected from a previous article, India’s Looming Water Crisis, written by Brahma Chellaney.
What most people do not know is that The Global Innovation Commons began as "Water For India". Over the past three years the GIC platform has evolved but can still help India how it was first intended to. Lets take a deeper look at how open source water technology in India can help get millions fresh water.
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