Misuse will drain Asia’s water supply, experts say

Misuse will drain Asia's water supply, experts say

Booming populations, rapid urbanization and competing demands for food and energy will drain Asia’s dwindling freshwater supplies unless the region better manages its resources, experts said Tuesday.

Unless something is done, demand for water will exceed supply by 40 percent by 2030, threatening food production, energy security, economic growth and raising cross-border tensions over water resources, the Asian Development Bank said. “Asia’s water world has gone past its tipping point. The challenge now is to urgently halt, if not reverse, the decline in freshwater availability,” said Arjun Thapan, ADB special senior adviser.


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