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Fish Farming Gobbles Up Phosphorus

The projected growth in aquaculture production in Norway could drastically increase phosphorus losses and emissions to water bodies and also make the country more dependent on imported raw materials.

But what if that phosphorus could be reused? Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Nibio, the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research say that finding a way to reuse this “waste” phosphorus could allow for new business opportunities as well as cut pollution from aquaculture.

One-third of imports of phosphorus go to fish feed

Met Office Issues High Alert Amid Heavy Rain Forecast for Sindh

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued high alert in the wake of expected widespread heavy rain and flood, particularly in Sindh and Balochistan, over the next five days.

Speaking at a press conference here on Wednesday, PMD Director General Dr Ghulam Rasul said a “very active monsoon system” would start affecting major parts of Sindh, including Karachi, and adjoining areas of Balochistan on Thursday, and its intensity would gradually increase.

Water Shortage in Pakistan

Early this year, the New York Times ominously warned in a report that “energy-starved Pakistanis, their economy battered by chronic fuel and electricity shortages, may soon have to contend with a new resource crisis: major water shortages.”

Quoting Khawaja Asif, the report said: “A combination of global climate change, waste and mismanagement have led to an alarmingly rapid depletion of Pakistan’s water supply under the present situation, in the next six to seven years, Pakistan can be a water-starved country.”

India Once Again Releases Water into Pakistan

SIALKOT – India once again released water into Pakistan rivers, resulting flood warning has been issued from Irrigation, on Friday.

India on Friday evening released 567,200 cusecs water and due to this Irrigation department issued flood warning. India released water into River Channab, near Sialkot’s district Bhajwat area. If India released more water then thousand of people living near to Sialkot will suffer from high flood. Chumdiadalian, Putwal, Beli, Khnapura and Shirpur village suffered from flood.

Provision of Safe Drinking Water: A New Challenge for Pakistan

By the end of the year 2020, the population of Karachi is expected to be approximately 23 million and the demand of water would be 1242 MGD (54 GPCD). And the short fall of water will be of 600 MGD (2700 ml/day).

The looming threat of clean drinking water scarcity constitutes one of the biggest challenges to Pakistan’s survival. This threat is not less dangerous than that of terrorism because it has been taking millions of lives, especially those of children, every year. Water is the most important and basic necessity for human life. Without water life can’t exist.

Piped dreams: Water troubles in Pakistan

It is supposed to be safe for the children, but it isn’t. Piped water in urban Punjab is inferior in quality than other sources.

Despite the state being the source of piped water, the incidence of waterborne diseases is more prevalent among young children in urban Punjab among households that rely on piped water supply. Cross-contamination from ill-placed sewage pipes is the likely reason for unsafe piped water.

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