Deepening crisis: Water scarcity a threat to nation’s survival, says social sciences dean
Deepening crisis: Water scarcity a threat to nation’s survival, says social sciences dean.
FAISALABAD: The issue of water scarcity, especially of quality water in Pakistan, is critical.
We have little water for agriculture, industries and human consumption.
These views were expressed by Dr Muhammad Iqbal Zafar, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Agriculture, while speaking to The Express Tribune on Thursday.
He added, “In rural areas, access to clean drinking water is a big issue.
“Other problems associated with rural people are lack of water resources and food,” he said.
Zafar said, “Non-availability or shortage of water affects food production and ultimately the sufferers are the rural women since they are malnourished and poverty-ridden.
“There is a strong need to study implication of global social change on water resources and ultimately its impacts on gender, food security and poverty from the global perspective,” he said.
The dean said, “Social change is the restructuring of institutions, culture, consciousness, technology, organisations etc.
He advised, “Now it is the time to think globally in every sphere of life, including government, business and academia.