Pakistan is currently facing a severe water crisis that threatens the country’s socio-economic development and ecological sustainability. The situation has been exacerbated by a combination of factors, including climate change, population growth, poor water management practices and political inertia. Pakistan’s water infrastructure is outdated and inadequate, with little investment in new dams, reservoirs, and canals over the past few decades. The country also lacks a comprehensive water management policy that can regulate water use and allocation in an equitable and sustainable manner. Another factor is the effects of climate change, which has led to changes in rainfall patterns and increased evaporation rates.
Source: The Nation March 19, 2023 03:46 UTC