Nepal 4th most water stressed in SA

August 07, 2019 8:20 am On: Nepal

The World Resources Institute’s updated Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas has revealed that Nepal ranks 40th in the list of countries facing water stress in the world.

File – Locals waiting for their turn to fill empty containers with water in Himali Rural Municipality, Bajura, on Friday, February 16, 2018. Photo: THT

While the water stress has been categorised as ‘extremely high’ in western Nepal, the stress level is high in mid-western and central regions of the country. The eastern and far-western regions of the country face medium to high water stress, according to WRI.

The report unveiled today shows that the country is the fourth most water stressed in the South Asia region, behind India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Country Water stress level Global ranking
India Extremely High 13
Pakistan Extremely High 14
Afghanistan High 27
Nepal High 40
Sri Lanka Low-Medium 77
Bangladesh Low 128
Bhutan Low 155
Source: WRI


Source: The Himalayan Times

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