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Down the drain

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As the UN climate change meetings meander on in Durban, South Africa, with little sign of major breakthrough -- and soon after news that the last year saw the largest rise in carbon emissions in history -- it is a good time to think about how to deal with some of the impacts of a global warming that appear increasingly inevitable.

Pakistan among countries facing water shortage

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Pakistan is among 17 countries that are currently facing water shortage, with an estimated 44 per cent of the population without access to safe drinking water and up to 90 per cent of the population even lacks such access in rural areas. With decrease of quantity, the quality of water is also deteriorating badly by municipal, industrial and agricultural wastes.

As one indication of the intensity the problem, it is estimated that about 200,000 children in Pakistan die every year of diarrheal diseases alone.

Looming water crisis (II)

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Pakistan has drawn up a National Water Strategy to meet the millennium development goals (MDG) target before 2025 and has launched a scheme to provide clean drinking water for its people by the end of 2007. But the scheme, which was launched in September 2005, shows no positive results, due to bureaucratic internal fighting among the central ministries, the provinces and the local bodies, and is far behind its schedule.

Pakistan: Water Crisis

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Water is the most essential commodity for the survival of all living creatures on planet earth. Seventy present of earth crust is covered with water. It makes 70 % mass of human body and 85 % of human cell. Being an agricultural country, water means so much for Pakistan as  70% of our population relies on agriculture. The agriculture sector not only provides food to 180 million people in Pakistan, but it also contributes above 20% to GDP and provides 47% of the total employment opportunity in the country.

Wprld Water Day : Water Scarce Pakistan?

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More than a billion people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water, a basic necessity, on World Water Day today. In Pakistan alone, 38.5 million people lack access to safe drinking water and 50.7 million people lack access to improved sanitation, according to published data.

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