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German diplomat Martin Kobler highlights the looming water crisis



German envoy Martin Kobler highlights Pakistan’s water crisis

Germany’s ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler took to Twitter to share his experience of tackling the soon-to-be deadly water crisis hanging over the nation’s throat, prepared.

Martin Kobler highlights the looming water crisis

Mr. Kobler tweeted: “(U)sing a bucket to save water while washing my car!  ranks third amongst countries facing water shortage. One major reason is excessive use! 100 liters wasted washing a car with running tap water… (M)any ways to in our daily life!

The German diplomat was able to garner for himself many tokens of appreciation from some very influential Pakistani personalities including the social worker Jibran Nasir who quoted Mr. Kobler’s tweet saying, “A foreign ambassador is showing deep concern for Pakistan’s fast depleting water resources and inspiring us by actions not just words. Can we imagine any of our mainstream leaders setting such examples. As a society we need to learn about our collective responsibility.”

PCRWR warns Pakistan will approach absolute water scarcity by 2025

The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) previously warned that the country will approach absolute water scarcity by 2025.

According to The Express Tribune, Pakistan touched the ‘water stress line’ in 1990 and crossed the ‘water scarcity line’ in 2005. If this situation continues, then chances are high the country will face acute water shortage or drought-like situation in the near future.


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