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Water Crisis

Efforts required at all levels to avert potential water crisis

Pakistan is one of the few countries facing serious water shortage. The safe drinking water is not in access of majority of the population and hence, serious and collaborated efforts at every level are required to respond to the challenge and to prevent it from becoming a bigger crisis.

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.

Severe water crisis irks locals, tourists in Murree

Severe water shortage in the residential areas and hotels of Murree has created problems for the local people and visiting tourists.

Due to breakage of the only main pipeline supplying water to Murree, severe water shortage emerged in the residential area, hotels and restaurants of the tourists resort. The local population and tourists visiting Murree from across the country had to suffer due to water shortage and they were forced to purchase water for drinking and other use.

Diamer-Bhasha Dam a must to overcome water crisis: IPR

The water challenge faced by Pakistan today is bigger than that of the power sector and it is getting worse with each passing day. Pakistan desperately needs to increase its water storage capacity. This was stated in a fact sheet issued Tuesday by the Institute for Policy Reforms. The Institute recommends that government must start building the Diamer Bhasha dam forthwith. The scale and complexity of the project requires the involvement of top level government officials. This will speed up the project work in Pakistan and highlight its priority to international donors.

SDPI Organizing Lecture on Water Challenges in Pakistan on Tuesday!

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is organizing a special lecture on water challenges and opportunities in Pakistan on Tuesday.

Associate Research Professor, University of Utah, USA Patrick Shea will deliver the lecture and Tariq Banuri, University of Utah, USA will be the moderator.

According to the United Nation, Pakistan’s population will rise to 263 million by 2050. It is still a serious challenge that how Pakistan will be able to manage water for agriculture, industry and human consumption in the coming years.

Averting Impending Water crisis through Climate-Smart Management in Pakistan

Pakistan is heading fast towards the worst state of water crisis. If not tamed through viable policy measures and mass-scale across-the-board awareness for water conservation and its sane use at all scales, the grueling crisis is bound to devour the very foundations of socio-economic sustainability.

Besides, overall sustainability of economic growth lives of people and their livelihoods are already at stake.

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