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The Problem is Water Management Not Shortage

Published tisdag 22 augusti 2006 kl 11.25

At an international conference in Stockholm Monday, an expert said the world faces a crisis in water management, rather than a water shortage.

Ansit Biswas, winner of the 2006 Stockholm Water Prize, spoke during the opening of World Water Week here. He urged conference delegates to consider coming global, economic, and population changes when tackling the planet’s water management problems.

The Indian-born Canadian, recognized for his work with the Third World Center for Water Management in Mexico City, said economic progress, population growth, agricultural methods, and the growth of small towns with insufficient infrastructures would complicate water management in the future.

More than 1500 experts from some 140 countries and United Nations agencies are here for World Water Week.

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