Most Asians do not have water security
Sixty percent of countries in the Asia Pacific region face water insecurity according to the Asia Water Development Outlook report released last week. The region currently has 1.7 billion people with no access to sanitation and includes 22 cities with populations that will exceed ten million by 2030. These numbers have improved compared to the last report three years ago, thanks to work on providing sanitation and drinking water in Pacific Islands and South East Asia. The dangerous hot spots include Afghanistan, and the densely populated Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.
Beneath the surface of tourism in Bali, a water crisis looms
An estimated 60% of Bali’s water is consumed by the tourism industry.