Since the end of 2016, the World Bank has been working tirelessly since the end of 2016 to find an amicable solution to recent disagreements and to protect the treaty. Dozens of high-level meetings were convened and various proposals were discussed. The World Bank remains committed to acting in good faith and with full impartiality and transparency to meet its obligations under the Treaty, while continuing to assist countries. However, the negotiations quickly came to a standstill and neither side was willing to compromise. In 1951, David Lilienthal, former head of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, visited the area to research articles he was to write for Collier magazine. He proposed that India and Pakistan move towards an agreement to jointly develop and manage the industrial flow system, possibly with advice and funding from the World Bank. Eugene Black, then president of the World Bank, agreed. On his proposal, engineers from each country formed a working group whose consultants advise World Bank engineers. However, political considerations prevented these technical discussions from reaching an agreement.
In 1954, the World Bank presented a proposal for a solution to the impasse. After six years of talks, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistani President Mohammad Ayub Khan signed the Indus Waters Treaty in September 1960. In 1948, the water rights of the river system were at the centre of an Indo-Pakistani water conflict. Since the treaty was ratified in 1960, India and Pakistan have not waged water wars, despite several military conflicts. Most disputes and disputes have been resolved through legal procedures under the treaty.  The Indus Waters Treaty is now considered one of the most successful water-sharing efforts in the world, although analysts recognize the need to update some technical specifications and expand the scope of the climate change agreement.   The industrial treaty is one of the most liberal water distribution agreements between the two countries.