Roots of Water Scarcity

Dear all,

As you may be involved, most of developing countries in arid and semi-arid regions are facing water scarcity and its consequences these days. Low irrigation efficiencies and high amounts of water loss due to mismanagement of agricultural projects, dam construction and climate change are named as the main roots of the current situation.

What is your opinion? What is the share of following factors in water crisis in these regions?

1- Unsustainable agricultural development

2- Dam construction

3- Climate change impacts

4- Local development projects without considering the whole basin (non-existence of integrated water resources management in the basin)

5- Others…