WATER CONSERVATION BEST PRACTICES AROUND THE WORLD AND WAY FORWARD FOR PAKISTAN
Keywords:Water Conservation, Water Scarcity, Urbanization, Industrialization, Innovation
Water is the most valuable gift to human race by Mother Nature. On the globe, almost 97 percent of water exists in the form of oceans while three percent is available in the form of fresh water, thus conservation is a requisite. Scarcity of water resources, lack of water storage capability and unsustainable groundwater utilization are the main challenges for international and local communities. Population growth and climate change have enhanced stress on natural water resources. This research highlights best practices from all over the world and evaluates traditional as well as innovative methods by using secondary data to highlight civic responsibility regarding water conservation and provide guidelines for all the concerned authorities in Pakistan This paper also addresses the challenges in adopting or adapting best practices in Pakistan and concludes that improved water conservation and management practices have monetary gains and assist in protecting the environment.
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