Water Problem in Pakistan

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Ivona Stankovic
Joice Marcano
English 9th grade
16. 05. 2013

Position Paper – Pakistan
Water contamination in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is an extremely severe problem. There is not enough clean water in the country and high percentage of the population has no access to the clean water. Because of disability to get clean water, many people are getting infected by different diseases and dying. According to the studies done by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR): “250, 000 children die each year in Pakistan as a result of diarrheal illnesses which stem from drinking impure water.” (Luffman, Laurinda. 2011)

Now a days this still continues being major conflict in Pakistan, affecting all living things, together with the agriculture of the country. Water pollution decreases the fertility of soil, and causes more economic problems. Many different organizations are working to decrease the contamination level in Pakistan, such like: UNICEF; Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency; Association for Water, Applied Education and Renewable Energy(AWARE); Association of Humanitarian Development, some non-governmental organizations (NGO); etc.

Different organizations are contributing in different ways. UNICEF, for instance, was helping Pakistan financially to obtain safe water supplies for 5 million people. Also, PCRWR (Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources), UNICEF and other International NGOs work together to enable more rural and urban access to safe clean water. PCRWR (Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources) together with UNICEF are working to provide arsenic removal technology/equipment for people.

Some of the main causes of water pollutions are the industrial effluents and sewage waters (like manufacturing). Fertilizers and pesticides are also some of the main causes of water pollution that is in the underground level. They dissolve and seep into water, contaminating it. The statistics of the annual health...
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