Human development in South Asia 2013: water for human development

Human development in South Asia 2013: water for human development

The well-being of people in South Asia is largely determined by their access to water and the region will face scarcity of water by 2030 due to climate change warns this 16th edition of the South Asia Human Development released by Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre.

The sixteenth report addresses the issue of water in South Asia from the perspective of human development. The report analyses the impact of water on people’s ability to survive and prosper in the context of reduced supply of and increased demand for water. The economies of most South Asian countries are growing, but are the people benefitting from these economies? Can this growth be sustained without efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change? And in view of reduced water supply, can this region afford not to cooperate with its neighbors on water sharing? These are some of the issues the report tries to analyze and address.

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