Holistic Approach Required To Address Future Water Demand

7 Feb 2021 by Local Press Report

The demand for water will go up by 50 per cent by 2050 and some 4.0 billion people in this world face water scarcity at least for a few months of a year. Saber Hossain Chowdhury, chairman of Bangladesh's parliamentary standing committee on Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, came up with the statement while addressing the closing ceremony of the 6th International Water Conference organised by ActionAid Bangladesh on Friday. Mr. Chowdhury also mentioned that the COVID-19 pandemic has made people rethink that water should be taken care of from a holistic point of view which ranges from the source to distribution, economic cycle, agriculture and then coming back to nature.