August 17, 2017

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Water Scarcity May Hit Economic Growth: World Bank

Climate change may seriously impact Pakistan in South Asia, which has poor water conservation record. (Photo by U.S. Embassy Pakistan, Creative Commons License)

The negative impacts of climate change on water could be neutralized with better policy decisions with some regions standing to improve their growth rates by up to 6 percent with better water resource management. Read More »

Difference Between Water Scarcity and Drought

Tanda dam in the outskirts of Kohat City in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province. The small dam serves as lifeline for many downstream rural communities. (Photo by Raza Khan)

Water scarcity and drought are two interrelated but distinct concepts. Despite widespread recognition of the important differences between the two concepts, there is no scientific agreement about the precise definitions of the terms water scarcity and drought. Read More »