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Parks to tackle water shortage

Freshwater is diminishing the world over and Pakistan is amongst the top water-stressed countries. In 1951, the water availability per capita in the nation was 5,260 cubic metres/year and in 2010 it was only 1,038 cubic metres/year, according to a Water and Power Development Authority report. Residents in urban areas probably do not realise how precious freshwater is because they have enough available for cooking and cleaning. But globally, there are about one billion people who do not have access to clean drinking water.

Denmark to help Pakistan in energy, dairy and water solutions

Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan Ole Thonke has said that Denmark will provide support to Pakistan not only in energy generation but also for policy reforms, safety enhancements and load and grid management.

The foreign dignitary made this announcement during an agreement signing ceremony between the global industry leader, Ramboll of Denmark, and its Pakistani partner ELAN.

80 percent Pakistanis drink unsafe water, Senate informed!

ISLAMABAD – The Senate, the upper house of the parliament, has been informed that over 80 percent Pakistanis drink contaminated water or what it should be called unsafe for health. As many as 24 water testing laboratories have been set up across the country to identify the chemicals carried by the drinking water.

Pakistan has improved in building resilience to water-related disasters: ADB

Asian Development Bank (ADB) says water security in Asia and Pacific has progressed overall in the past five years.

This has been stated in a new edition of the Asian Water Development Outlook 2016 released by ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Bambang Susantono in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday.

According to the report, there are still major challenges to address such as overexploited ground water, demand from rising populations, and climate variability.

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