Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Impending Water Crises in Asia and Africa

The threat of water shortages especially for drinking purposes looms large over the most populated and stressed countries in the world.A sudy carried out by the Global Change Impact Center in Pakistan(govt. sponsored group ) gives an overall perspective of difficulties challenging this country.It states that the economic growth as dependant on agriculture will be affected by water shortages.Unemployment and food shortages will result.Pakistan like other countries in Asia and Africa suffers from pollution of rivers, poor management of water ,silting of reservoirs,no new water resevoirs bieng built.The report emphasizes better use of water but in th e end fails to give practical steps for water management practices in Pakistan as its topic;Water and new technologies suggests. There is no footprint for solutions either technological or better water management practices which are a dire need in a country with a population growth rate as one of the highest in the world.


Akhtar said...

this crises is here to stay and is not resolving.

Antigonum Cajan said...

If oil is carried all over the world what is stopping
countries from exporting water in such way? Canada has water in excess for example, is it an irrational question?
What logical explanation could there be?
Desalinization plants are costly for the use of electricity, unless photovoltaic energy or aeolic are put to work I do not see is as cost efficient.
What do you think?