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Global Environmental Outlook 3

Over the past 30 years (1972-2002) in Asia and the Pacific regions, population growth, rapid urbanization, tourism, increased industrial activities and inadequate sewage disposal facilities are exerting growing pressures on inland freshwater sources leading to problems such as deteriorating water quality and water scarcity. Implementation of integrated water resources management policies focusing on demand management, environmental awareness and public participation has resulted in improvement of available water quality and quantity in the region.

Subtitle: 
Freshwater, Asia and the Pacific
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Publisher: 
UNEP
Published Year: 
2003