201284 Water and conflict in South Asia

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:48 AM

Gregory Pappas, MD PhD , Senior Deputy Director, Dept. of Health, District of Columbia, Washington, DC
Conflict over water in South Asia has its roots in the geography, history, and political economy of the region. Pakistan and India share the Indus River, which is vital to the economy of both countries. A history of treaties, water control technology, and conflicts over this water source is critical to understanding the political relationship between the two countries. Control of the river with regard to flooding and water use has direct consequences for health. This presentation will describe the relationships between (a) conflicts among regional powers, and (b) global politics, governance structures, and violence at the community level.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the roots of conflict over water in South Asia. Describe the relationships between these conflicts in South Asia and global politics, governance structures, and community-level violence.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have done extensive research on the subject.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.