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Dire need to recycle waste water in Pakistan

KARACHI:
In a country like Pakistan where millions are deprived of the basic necessity of water, there is a dire need for adopting the culture of conservation and recycling of waste water, said International Union for Conservation of Nature country representative Mahmood A Cheema.

He said this at a seminar, titled ‘Why Waste Your Wastewater’, organised by Barrett Hodgson University (BHU) on Wednesday. The event was held at the university’s Salim Habib campus on the occasion of World Water Day, which is observed across the globe on March 22.

On World Water Day, resolve to stop wasting water in Pakistan

The theme for this year’s World Water Day, which is celebrated on March 22, is ‘Why Waste Water?’

It could not be more relevant for an agricultural country like Pakistan.

In this part of the world, we either have too much water in the form of floods, or too little water in the form of droughts. On top of that, climate change and a rapidly expanding population are only making our water problems much worse.

Speakers call for water, forest conservation for future generations

RAWALPINDI: Secretary Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) Syed Abu Ahmad Akif has said Pakistan is among a few countries that have passed legislation to respond to the challenges posed by climate change. He said that Climate Change Council and Climate Change Authority, two new bodies at federal level would be constituted shortly.

Need for building water resilient communities as crisis looms over Pakistan

t the World Economic Forum in 2015, water crisis was declared the number one risk that could impact societies globally as a measure of devastation. Due to unsustainable water use, groundwater resources are depleting at an alarming rate in many parts of the world, with almost one in every 10 people (663 million people) not having access to safe water.

Entrepreneurs bringing clean water to poor communities

WITH 16 million people lacking access to clean drinking water in Pakistan and 84% of the rural population not treating their drinking water, the country is in great need of innovative solutions to improve access and sanitation. A World Resources Institute report found that by 2040, the situation could become even worse, with Pakistan potentially becoming the most water stressed in the region and 23rd most stressed in the world.

Country to face dry spell till December, says PMD

ISLAMABAD:
An ongoing dry spell in the country is likely to persist till December, possibly causing an acute water shortage, the Met office said on Saturday. It has directed all concerned authorities, along with farmers and domestic users, to conserve water or risk severe water crisis in the near future.

Founders Group seeks Kalabagh Dam construction

Lahore—Founders Group of the business community has said that Kalabagh dam should be built at any cost as it would ensure economic development of the country within the shortest possible time.
In a meeting, leaders of the Founders Group said that Pakistan is direly needed cheap electricity, water for agriculture sector and prevention of devastating floods and it could be possible only through big water reservoirs like Kalabagh Dam.

Central Asian water: problems and future!

IN Central Asia, there have been steps to resolve one of the key problems of the region – the section of water resources. However, as far as the establishment of bilateral agreements between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. If you can not sit all five countries (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan) at a negotiating table and come to a consensus on the water throughout the region, then it is possible that a conflict could break out over water in Central Asia in the near future. Central Asia is one of the water-scarce regions of the world.

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