One of the biggest issues facing Pakistan’s newly-elected government, headed by Imran Khan, is how to manage a massive water crisis that has been looming over the country for some time.
An acute water shortage has significantly affected the country’s power generation capacity and agriculture, and the problems are growing.
The crisis become worse with less-than-average rainfall during the monsoon season, while the water flow in rivers dropped more than 20%. This is accompanied by a low water storage capacity and the lack of a water policy to manage the imminent crisis.
The United Nations Development Program and the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources issued warnings in May, predicting the country will run dry by the year 2025 if water-availability indicators slid further. Read More