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Water disputes among provinces

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INDIA’S Supreme Court has ordered the central government to implement the 2002 project to link 30 major rivers crisscrossing India to ensure a better control over floods and to have an efficient distribution of water from surplus to deficient areas.

We understand that Pakistan might have questioned the inclusion of rivers originating from Kashmir in this scheme as it may lead to, in the long run, water shortages in Pakistan.

Conference held on water, energy crises in Pakistan

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Economic growth of Pakistan is not possible without resolving water and energy crises and implementation of the Five Dam Plan for the survival of Pakistan, said water and power sector experts during a conference on “Water and Energy crises in Pakistan and their solution” organised by the Save Water Save Pakistan Forum at TECH Club on Monday.

Pakistan in red zone as water resources decline

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Adoption of modern water conservation methods and agricultural practices is imperative to cope with water scarcity as Pakistan has been placed in red zone due to low per capita water availability at 1,000 cubic metres.

These were the views of speakers who addressed a seminar titled “Remote sensing and hydrological modelling for irrigation water management”, organised by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage and Water Management Research Centre, University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Saturday.

Water Pollution From Farming Is Worsening, Costing Billions

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Water pollution from agriculture is costing billions of dollars a year in developed countries and is set to rise in China and India as farmers race to increase food production, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said.

Reduced water intake leads to complications

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Maryam Bano, a middle aged woman, was advised by a doctor at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to increase water intake to counter the heartburn, acidity in stomach and pain in kidneys, as people drastically reduce water use in winter, resulting in serious health problems. Bano was a hepatitis C patient and she is normal after getting the treatment, but feels pain in kidneys and liver; therefore the doctor advised her to increase water intake after she started consuming less water, as she doesn’t feel thirst in winter.

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