This report documents instances of cross-border cooperation on water issues, highlight the benefits that accrue from this cooperation, and sets out how cross-border collaboration is forged. Many view water as a zero-sum resource, to be divided between South Asian countries on an arbitrary percentage basis. Yet given the challenges ahead, this zero-sum approach will only exacerbate tension. Instead, research and policy need to connect water to its uses, viewing it through a new lens so that it can be approached as a source of mutual benefit to all stakeholders.
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