Bad Management, Not Scarcity, Causes Asian Water Crises

18 Dec 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines

— Water scarcity isn't likely to cause supply crises, according to a report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Rather, it is poor management of water resources and failure to prevent pollution that are the main causes for concern. Population explosion, industrialization and global warming are real threats to disappearing water resources, but the Asia-Pacific region has invented new technologies that can provide enough water for everyone, according to the ADB's Asian Water Development Outlook. The report was released as part of the ADB's support for the first Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Beppu, Japan, on December 3-4...

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