Pakistan’s Water Crisis: Challenges & Response
For centuries, Pakistan’s agriculture which is the backbone of the economy is heavily dependent on the availability of irrigation water, estimated to be responsible for 25 % of the productivity of any crop. However, over six decades, Pakistan has become a water-abundant to water-scarce country.
More than water availability, it is the mismanagement of water resources, compounded by a growing population, rapid urbanisation, storage deficit, and climate change which is responsible for this crisis. Bad agriculture…