Non-functional RO plants create water scarcity

Workers claim the plants frequently develop faults because of substandard quality of machinery  A representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS KARACHI:Despite spending billions of rupees on the installation of Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants in various...

Quenching thirst: Solar-powered solution to Sindh’s drinking water needs

Health engineering dept has finalised an ambitious plan to install water purifiers in govt schools, health facilities PHOTO: FILE KARACHI:Providing clean drinking water is something many of Sindh’s government schools and health facilities have long...

For Karachi’s women, toxic water makes a tough life tougher

Though disproportionately affected by scarcity of clean water, their struggles are often ignored A representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS KARACHI: We might talk about empowering women on social forums, but in the developing world, we still...

Category - Water

Water woes

Groundwater depletion is causing scarcity of drinking water. Will the ongoing legislation in Punjab Assembly help the situation? The demand for water per capita is increasing by the day in Pakistan, putting...

In the pipelines

Polluted drinking water has given rise to hepatitis E (jaundice) in Lahore. There’s no plan in sight to combat the issue Water samples ocllected from congested areas like Sant Nagar, Krishan Nagar, Shadbagh and Shahdara...

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