Asia’s Largest Cities Lack Water Security
By Kaushal Chapagain, Mukand S. Babel, Asian Institute of Technology, and Hassan Tolba Aboelnga, Cologne University of Applied Sciences
BANGKOK, June 27 – Tokyo, Shanghai, and Delhi: global cities, fast-paced and exciting, symbolic of the rise of the new Asian century. These cities are the three biggest in the world, engines of economic growth, producing billions in economic activity for their residents and the world.
But they have a problem: there is not enough fresh water available per person for their daily needs.