Water

ON THE BOOKSHELF

THE FRIDAY TIMES

13 JANUARY 2017

http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/on-the-bookshelf-87/

Pakistan expert and commentator Tilak Devasher trains a clear and objective gaze on the deeper malaise that affects the nation, beyond the current crises and the sensationalist headlines. Building on several years of study and work on the region, he examines the looming water crisis, the perilous state of education, the economic meltdown and the (more…)

The Parched Nation

Indian Express- 26 December 2016

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/pakistan-water-crisis-population-the-parched-nation-4444837/

 

Pakistan has been inching towards a water crisis for decades. In 1951, it was a water-abundant country with an annual per capita availability of around 5,260 cubic meters (m3). By 2013, this declined to as low as 964 m3 per annum. The country is expected to become “absolute water scarce” — less than 500 m3 per capita per annum — by 2035. (more…)