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On Water Conservation

Water Conservation

There are a great many reasons behind the depleting water resources in Pakistan; however, the one that is often ignored is unnecessary pumping of underground water. The problem of water scarcity in our country has gained momentum over the past several years. The underground water table has fallen into a danger zone but, unfortunately, the concerned authorities seem to be …

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Water management

Water management

THE ushering in of a new government has generated excitement in Pakistan for a political paradigm shift, with the promise of strengthening public institutions, good governance and accountability to advance citizens’ social and economic well-being and to protect our environment for future generations. Will we see a paradigm shift in the water sector? What should such a shift look like? …

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Making sense of the water crisis

Making sense of the water crisis

Are we moving towards a thirsty tomorrow? Independent studies and expert opinion have revealed that a country with an abundance of water resources is now on the verge of being severely affected by a water scarcity. South Asia has 1,500 million acre-feet (MAF) of the world’s share of fresh water supply. As the largest countries of South Asia, Pakistan and …

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Water wars

Water wars

Water mismanagement can lead to national and international conflicts Experts have been warning about water scarcity turning into a nontraditional security threat, and now military experts, including DG ISPR, have also alerted the nation that future wars would be fought on the issues of water. Unfortunately, it seems that these wars would be fought both within and across international boundaries. …

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A Pak-Afghan water treaty?

A Pak-Afghan water treaty?

The Indus River Basin is shared by four countries: Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and China. The water sector in this region faces certain challenges including the depletion of natural resources and inefficient use of water. The region’s current population is 237 million and is estimated to increase to 319 million by 2025, and to 383 million by 2050. Kabul River, a …

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Sustainable water policy

Sustainable water policy

In a simple world of two farmers, one who lived by a pond and the other who lived by a stream, the conflict was not of intents but simple gains necessitated by survival. The one at the pond simply wished it to be full and never dry. But the truth was that slowing down the streams to his choosing also …

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National Water Policy and mainstreaming of women

National Water Policy and mainstreaming of women

In June 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ranked Pakistan among the top 36 countries in the world facing an acute water shortage. In January 2018, Cape Town became the first city in the world to say that it was running out of water. The government and citizens went to work together to ward this off and instituted water rationing …

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Perilous waters

Perilous waters

No one doubts that Pakistan is facing a water crisis. We are already a water-insecure country and as the global climate change takes its toll the problem will only become worse. Where there is disagreement is on the political question of how best to manage our water resources. The Supreme Court is now weighing in on the matter of constructing …

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A water emergency

A water emergency

The Rawal Dam is considered to be one of the major sources of drinking water for people residing in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. But from its latest pictures, it is heart-wrenching to see that extremely hot weather and low rainfall has left the dam barren and dry. According to media reports, the water level has gone below the dead level. Once …

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Water Crisis in Pakistan

Water Crisis in Pakistan

By: Qurrat-Ul-Ain Rehman  Act before it’s too late Water is one of the basic necessities of life. No life could have been possible on the planet Earth, had there been no water. However, it is a sad reality that we do not bother to take proper measures for securing and preserving our natural resources unless crises start knocking at our …

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