Pop­u­la­tion booms, but wa­ter wanes

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION -

IS­LAM­ABAD — Pak­istan is fac­ing a se­vere cri­sis as a bal­loon­ing pop­u­la­tion and in­ef­fi­cient farm­ing com­bine to re­duce the avail­abil­ity of wa­ter. Up to a third of Pak­istan’s 175 mil­lion peo­ple lack safe drink­ing wa­ter and nearly 630 chil­dren die each day from di­ar­rhea, ac­cord­ing to a study by the U.S.-based Woodrow Wil­son In­ter­na­tional Cen­ter for Schol­ars. Wa­ter avail­abil­ity per per­son in Pak­istan has fallen from about 175,000 cu­bic feet in 1947, when the

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