Technological Advancement and its Impact on Water Purity

It is commonly observed that developing countries import or develop hi-tech machines for water extraction
but do not import or develop advanced machinery or technology for contaminated water treatment/rehabilitation.

Clean Water leaves that place where people do not care...

Mother Nature granted the ability to Water; respond to change...

Pakistan Water Management Story (PWMS)

Since Independence

Water Prosperity to Water Poverty

Since 1947, after the independence, Pakistan water economy was robust concerning per capita clean water availability (5000 cubic meter); unfortunately, this water prosperity could not be maintained. Within a couple of decades, just after the independence, there were strong indications of weaknesses in managing national water resources. Consequently, the per capita water availability is reduced to less than 1000 cubic meters per person in 2018, taking from water scarcity to absolute water scarcity. It is challenging and painful to overview Pakistan’s brittle water economic situation; it is full of many ignorances (s) / negligence (s) and gaps in managing the world’s most arid country. Pakistan has the world’s fourth-highest rate of water use. Its water intensity rate – the amount of water, in cubic meters, used per unit of GDP – is the world’s highest. It suggests that no country’s economy is more water-intensive than Pakistan’s. The population and the economy are heavily dependent on an annual influx of water into the Indus River system that emanates from the neighbouring countries and is derived chiefly from rainfall and snowmelt in the Himalayas. People have adapted to the low and poorly distributed rainfall by either living along river banks or carefully husbanding and managing local water resources throughout history. In the nineteenth century, the advent of large scale irrigation technology decisively shifted the balance between man and water. In the twentieth century, Pakistan faced several political and natural challenges to its water economy.

Turning Points in the

Water Management Story of Pakistan

Water Abundance to
Water Stress
1947-1981

Water Stress to
Water Scarcity
1981-2003

Water Scarcity to
Absolute Scarcity
2003-2020

Population
34 to 84.25 Millions

Population
84.25 to 148.21 Millions

Population
148.21 to 207.7 Millions

Freshwater availability
5100 to 1700 CM Per Capita

Freshwater availability
1700 to 1100 CM Per Capita

Freshwater availability
1100 to 865 CM Per Capita

Water Variables that Matter...

How have the Nations been Behaving to Host
Maximum Water in their Countries from
1947 to 2018?

Sensitivity to rehab sick waters...

As per official data, about 4.36 billion m3 (BCM) wastewater
gets generated every year, of which 1.30 BCM is industrial
wastewater, while 3.06 BCM is domestic water. Currently,
not even 1% of the total wastewater
gets treated prior to its disposal.

Total Economic Impacts

Poor Sanitation & Used-Water Treatment
Development Variables Affecting Societal Growth

The Economic impacts of inadequate
satiation in Pakistan. WSP World Bank (2006)

Economic Productivity Loss

Breakdown of health costs
Due to productivity loss, by type of illness

The Economic impacts of inadequate
satiation in Pakistan. WSP World Bank (2006)

The Turning Point...

Need to addressing
the Root Cause

The root cause is not addressed at the strategic level to treat water by the public authorities like WASA and other institutes discharging a significant amount of polluted waters. EPAs and other regulatory authorities impose laws only on small farmers, housing schemes, and other vulnerable business concerns.

Who will sensitize the governance and people to
feel the pain of sick waters and the people
affected by using these waters?

(Should be Addressed)

The story of water poverty can be transformed
into water prosperity through valuing water
and hosting incoming water carefully.

Impact on Water Poetry & Literature...

Polluting Rivers and Lakes mean affecting poetry & literature

It is a centuries-old tradition to admire the beauty of local rivers, lakes, and other natural resources in Urdu and native languages. Generally, it is expected that the coming generations learn from the experiences of previous generations, but in the case of water care and maintaining its health could not be done; the poetry and literature written about the beauty of water resources are in danger.

waterman.pk wants all to care - water before & after use...