|Title||Water supply and sanitation issues in Asia : Asian water development outlook 2007 : discussion paper|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Pagination||15 p. : 2 boxes, 1 tab.|
|Publisher||Asian Development Bank|
|Place Published||Manila, Philippines|
|Keywords||policies, sanitation, water conservation, water demand, water management, water pollution, water quality, water resources, water supply|
The Asian water development outlook is ADB’s first attempt to make a forward-looking assessment of the possible water future, in view of the increasing importance of water in the future development scenarios of the Asia and Pacific region, the most populous region of the world. The outlook is cautiously optimistic about the region’s water future. With existing knowledge, experience, and technology, Asia’s water problems are solvable. If a crisis occurs, this will be due to inadequate or inappropriate water governance, and not because of physical scarcity of water.