Water resources management in Pakistan

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The Satpara Lake, a source of water supply for the town of Skardu.

Water resources management in Pakistan.

Water use[edit]

Out of the 169,384 billion m³ of water which were withdrawn in 2000, 96% were used for agricultural purposes, leaving 2% for domestic and another 2% for industrial use.[1] By far most water is used for irrigated agriculture, emphasizing the particular significance of agriculture in the country. The sector contributes about 25% of the Pakistan's GNP (2000-2001).[2] The country still has the world's largest contiguous irrigation system.[3] In 1999-2000, the total irrigated area in Pakistan was 181,000 km².[4]

Water is also essential for power generation in Pakistan, since about 29% is generated through hydropower.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ Bridges, Geoff; Asian Development Bank (ADB) (2007). "Asian Water Development Outlook 2007. Country Paper Pakistan" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-05-28. , p. 5
  2. ^ Government of Pakistan. Ministry of Water and Power (October 2002). "Pakistan Water Sector Strategy. Executive Summary. Volume 1" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-05-29. , p. 6
  3. ^ Government of Pakistan. Ministry of Water and Power (October 2002). "Pakistan Water Sector Strategy. Executive Summary. Volume 1" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-05-29. , p. 3
  4. ^ Pakistan Water Gateway (2005). "The Pakistan Water Situational Analysis" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-05-28. , p. 6
  5. ^ Pakistan Water Gateway (2005). "The Pakistan Water Situational Analysis" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-05-28. , p. 8-9
  6. ^ "Pakistan Water Sector Strategy - Volume 1" (PDF). Pakistan Water Gateway. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pakistan Water Situation Analysis" (PDF). Pakistan Water Gateway. Retrieved 22 May 2014.