You are currently viewing Growing population will lead to severe Water Stress in Asia

Growing population will lead to severe Water Stress in Asia




CAMBRIDGE:  A newly published study illustrates that expanding population and economy along with climate change can lead to severe Water Stress in various states across Asia by 2050, which is inhabited by half of world’s population.

“It’s not just a climate change issue. We simply cannot ignore that economic and population growth in society can have a very strong influence on our demand for resources and how we manage them. And climate, on top of that, can lead to substantial magnifications to those stresses.” says Adam Schlosser, a senior research scientist. “Our preliminary findings indicate strong cases for effective actions and measures to reduce risk.”

The study also indicated that there are varying factors that contribute to this Water Stress like in China industrial growth while in India the population expansion exacerbate it.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.