Asia’s Water Crisis Needs Urgent Fixing

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Asia’s water crisis is at the heart of the world’s water challenges, where the degradation of surface and subterranean water resources threatens the ecosystem.  At least seven factors have contributed to the rising economic and security risks linked with the Asian water crisis.  One is Asia’s dramatic economic rise. With economic activity such as industry and food production consuming 92 percent of the world’s annual water use, Asia’s rapid economic growth has been the key driver of its growing water stress.

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