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Water: Asia's Next Challenge




Indian residents of Kusum Pahari slum in New Delhi filll water buckets during a daily delivery from a municipal water board tanker. (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

Indian residents of Kusum Pahari slum in New Delhi filll water buckets during a daily delivery from a municipal water board tanker. (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

Today, one out of six people (more than a billion) do not have access to a safe, stable water supply. The United Nations predicts that by 2025, half the countries in the world will suffer from water shortages. By 2050, it is projected that 75 percent of the world population will struggle to find clean water. 

This problem is especially severe in Asia. With the population in Asia exploding, providing water for those who need it for survival is becoming more and more difficult. Experts at Asia Society believe that the solution to water scarcity is within reach. However, it will takeresources, cooperation across countries, and political will to rectify this emerging crisis. 

Watch video for Asia Society's task force report, Asia's Next Challenge: Securing the Region's Water Future.

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