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Water Challenges

FPCCI Concerned Over Depleting Water Resources

The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Wednesday expressed serious concerns over the depletion and wastage of water resources. The organization called for a proper water conservation and management strategy before water scarcity becomes a national security threat.

Industrialised nations in Europe have water storage capacity of 90 days but Pakistan, which is an agricultural country, has storage capacity of 30 days which must be increased to one thousand days, said FPCCI President Abdul Rauf Alam.

Climate Change Experts Urge Pakistan to Come Up with Water Management Policy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan needs to formulate and implement a management policy for its water resources, which would soon be surpassing value of petroleum, says Prof Patrick Shea, former director of the US Bureau of Land Management.

In his lecture on “Relevance of Environmental Laws to Coping Climate Change” at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) on Tuesday, Shea said that establishing an institutional framework to handle the challenge had become all the more important, as Pakistan was turning from a water surplus to a water scarce country.

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.

LCCI for Energy/Water-Focused Budget 2016-17

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has hoped that Federal Budget will be business friendly and energy/water-focused.

In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, the Chamber’s President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad, Senior Vice President Almas Hyder and Vice President Nasir Saeed said that in view the growing energy demand and water scarcity, there is a dire need to allocate maximum funds for energy and water projects.

Water — Pakistan's Most Critical Challenge

Of all the challenges Pakistan is facing, water is the most critical. The country is among the leading five that face extremely high water stress and low access to safe drinking water and sanitation, according to the World Resources Institute.

Similarly, the United Nations categories Pakistan amongst those few unfortunate countries where water shortages could destabilize and jeopardize its existence in the next 10 years.

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