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Water Crisis in Pakistan: News and Discussions

Discussion in 'Social & Current Events' started by Proudpakistaniguy, May 30, 2018.

  1. RescueRanger

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    If people still don't believe there is a serious water crisis in Pakistan, perhaps this will change their minds: h.PNG l.PNG
     
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    People will not understand half of the androni sindh population are uneducated and they dont' understand except bhutto zinda hie
     
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    One latest example is the latest report on Nai Gaj dam submitted in the Supreme court.. after completion of the 51% or the funds Sindh government is no longer interested in completing the dam which would save enough water to cultivate over 325,000 acres and supply water to manchar lake thus making it less poisonous. idiots are ruling us coz we elect them based upon their dialect, race and ethnicity.

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/4...-make-new-pc-1-for-nai-gaj-dam-within-15-days
     
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    Pakistan has known about their no-water issue. Many many people and organisations have documented this issue the world over, there are academic papers and journals and studies concluding on this matter dating back to the 1960's. They knew the state of affairs of the water situation then.

    You can tell how much water a country will need for the next 50-100 years and plan accordingly, even mitigating for climate change. It's done in Europe, we plan and control water security as a critical national infrastructure. It's better controlled than cash through water policy. This is not a global climate problem, we are fine and so are most countries around the world.

    Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources said if Pakistan's government does not take action now, the country will run out of water by 2025. That's in 6 years time.

    The problem with threatening a vital life-sustaining resource is this puts an enormous stress on everything from health, social security, industry, defence, farming, transport, food supply to the economy, essentially crippling the whole country. You can't run a local petrol pump without water or even cook food.

    We can see from history, for example in pre-WW2 Germany, that in times of great national stress there is a huge social unrest causing a division of society into two types, 1. ultra-liberal and 2. ultra-conservative. The tensions between the two types leads to social breakdown, violent extremism and full-blown war. Pakistan's circumstances are not far off.

    Why has Pakistan waited to see with their eyes the rivers empty before talking about the issue? You had over 50 years.

    A few years ago a white tourist once went to Pakistan and when he came back he said "Now I know God exists, there is no other explanation that country still runs".

    I guess, the currency of faith in God even runs out when you can't buy water with it.
     
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    Excellent way to solve water issue.

    Dams are not magic bullet for pakistan or india..
    1. Conservation of water is most important.
    2. Make rain water harvesting mandatory in all high rise building.
    3. Desalination plants on sea cost.
    4. Shift to low water consumption crops.. sugar cane are worst.
    5. More trees
    6. Charge for water consumption. Each penny each drop..
     
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    Very good points.
    Just increasing water reservoir won't be enough. We (as humans around the globe) should learn to save water
     
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    Forget the people, why is criminal govt. hiding facts from people?
     
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    > 4. Shift to low water consumption crops.. sugar cane are worst.

    That's are way more complex. Water waste in agriculture is a huge problem with many, many sides
    1. Canal lining, followed putting all water into piping
    2. Steady reduction of open irrigation methods as such
    3. Putting water for human consumption into pipes
    4. Limiting sugar cane and cotton cultivation
    5. Water fixation measures like afforestation programmes
    6. Agricultural runoff management - preventing water contamination
     
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    wasa water ka issue bartyea hi ja ra ha. huma new technologies ki help lani cheyea tha ka as thara ka issue say bacha ga sakyea
     
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    Most important thing is that water needs to be metered and taxed. People will not conserve anything if it's free. The revenue should be invested in modern low pressure irrigation systems, dams, waste water recycling, and desalination. Problem solved.
     
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    shamefully this is homescreen thread.

    people discuss Pickel extensively and divorces.

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