Water – the next big issue in South Asia |

Water - the next big issue in South Asia


Pakistan’s per capita water availability is rapidly depleting. From ‘water stressed’ now, the United Nations is expected to declare Pakistan a ‘water scarce’ country by 2030.

In one of its biggest public policy failures Pakistan has not prepared itself for the looming crises, both in building storage capacity and in its water management policies.

The shortages, in addition to inter-provincial discord, have bearings upon Pakistan’s troubled relations with India from where nearly all of Pakistan’s river water flows.

Unless managed for mutual benefit ‘water sharing’ adds to the suspicions and distrust between the two and thus threatens peace in South Asia.


Ambassador (R) Sajjad Ashraf, Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Monday, 28 October 2013
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-5,
Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending at to avoid disappointment.

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