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Asia Society: Asia's Next Challenge - Securing the Region's Water Future

April, 2009

The Asia Society's Task Force recommends a comprehensive strategy to combat the region's impending water crisis.

Excerpt: The global demand for freshwater is soaring as supply is becoming more uncertain. Today, one out of six people-more than a billion-do not have adequate access to safe water. The United Nations projects that by 2025, half of the countries worldwide will face water stress or outright shortages. By 2050, as many as three out of four people around the globe could be affected by water scarcity.

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