QUETTA: The Pakistani economy is heavily reliant on its water resources to sustain its agriculture sector, and if water forecasts are true then Pakistan has to start recycling water and create ways to conserve water. According to the World Health Organisation, there are over 663 million people living without safe water supply near their homes. These people spend countless hours queuing to get water and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. Also, because of the lack of access to clean water, farmers are compelled to use sewage water to irrigate their fields. The sewage water contains metals which, if consumed through the crops supplied, can cause serious health problems. The government is of aware of this issue, yet it has taken no remedial measures. Water conservation practices need to be developed and updated in line with the technological advancement.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2018.
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