Book Chapter
Water Shortages and Water Conserving Urban Design in Pakistan

This essay focuses on innovations in environmental design that can help address Pakistan's urban water problems, drawing upon examples from Pakistan's urban water problems, drawing upon examples from Pakistan, South Asia, and the United States.But it is appropriate as a first step to distinguish among the different urban water resource situations in cities as diverse as Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Peshawar, in order to put these urban water systems in context. After differentiating among cities, this article will concentrate on the other side of the coin by focusing on the larger-scale shared contexts in Pakistan that help explain some of the problems, and more importantly, some of the promising paths for addressing them.

Title
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWescoat J
EditorKugelman M.
Book TitleRunning on Empty: Pakistan’s Water Crisis
Pagination129-152
PublisherWoodrow Wilson Center
CityWashington, DC
Abstract

This essay focuses on innovations in environmental design that can help address Pakistan's urban water problems, drawing upon examples from Pakistan's urban water problems, drawing upon examples from Pakistan, South Asia, and the United States.But it is appropriate as a first step to distinguish among the different urban water resource situations in cities as diverse as Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Peshawar, in order to put these urban water systems in context. After differentiating among cities, this article will concentrate on the other side of the coin by focusing on the larger-scale shared contexts in Pakistan that help explain some of the problems, and more importantly, some of the promising paths for addressing them.