The Port Phillip and Western Port region is home to over 4.5 million people and boasts some of Victoria’s most productive farming lands, spectacular parks, picturesque landscapes and diverse natural ecosystems. The activities and lifestyles of the region’s urban and rural residents and its thriving tourism industry are underpinned by the diversity and health of its natural resources.
The transboundary Indus basin, with an area size of 1.1 million sq.km, is spread across Afghanistan, China, India and Pakistan with upper portion resting in the Hindu Kush, Karakorum, and Himalayan ranges. The largest portions of the basin are in Pakistan (52%%) followed by India (33%). The main river originates at Lake Ngangla Rinco on the Tibetan Plateau.