RAWALPINDI: Pakistan may face shortage of 31 Million Acres Feet (MAF) of water by 2025 which can pose a grave threat to Pakistan’s economy said the speakers while addressing a seminar organized here on Wednesday in connection with World Water Day at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR).
The speakers underlined the need for individual and collective efforts for the conservation of water.The seminar was arranged under the theme ‘Nature for Water” by Faculty of Agriculture Engineering in collaboration with Rural Areas Water Association Pakistan (RAWAP) for focusing the attention on the importance of water.
Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources Director Dr Manzoor Ahmad Malik stressed the need for interventions compatible with nature. “Alternative source of energy such as solar energy can be used instead of cutting trees to burn in stoves which is causing deforestation.”
Published in The Express Tribune, March 29th, 2018.