No water, no growth: does Asia have enough water to develop?

China, India and other countries in Asia face urgent water challenges and won’t have sufficient water to develop further while ensuring food and energy security, according to a new report. The Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) is the source region for the 10 major rivers that supply 40% of Asia’s population across 16 countries. With climate change already threatening the upper watersheds and river flow, governments should be looking at less water-intensive and pollution-free development, according to the report “No Water, No Growth – Does Asia have enough water to develop?”.

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