ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Kishenganga Final Award

Is the Indus Waters Treaty at the Crossroads?

The Court of Arbitration constituted under the Indus Waters Treaty has in its Final Award held that India does have a right to execute the Kishenganga Hydroelectric Project. But it has simultaneously decreed that India should maintain a minimum flow downstream, and more important, it should not - in this and all future IWT projects - use the "drawdown flushing" technique to deal with sedimentation.

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