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Water in the World 2023: Pakistan

Year 7 Geography

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Log into World Book Student through BenniesNet- Select World Book Student and type in your search Pakistan. 

Here you will find useful information about the capital city, population, major landforms, rivers in the country, water usage, climate statistics etc.   

Log into World Book Student through BenniesNet- Select Britannica and type in your search Pakistan. 

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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country, with a population of almost 242 million, and has the world's second-largest Muslim population. Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning 881,913 square kilometres.

World Bank

This page presents high-level information for Pakistan's climate zones and its seasonal cycle for mean temperature and precipitation for the latest climatology, 1991-2020. 


Pakistan faces increasing water scarcity driven by worsening climate-related drought and an agriculture industry that is pushing itself to meet the demands of a growing population, say water experts. Less than 20 percent of the water the country’s farmers use for irrigation is captured rainwater, with most coming from ground and surface water. 

Asia, home to roughly half the world's population, could be faced with extreme fresh water shortages in the near future. One country already suffering in Pakistan. Various studies show climate change, local waste and mismanagement have led to a rapid depletion of Pakistan's water supply.

Water shortage has become a never-ending issue in one of Pakistan's largest cities Karachi.

Water Aid

Pakistan sits at the crossroads of Asia and the Middle East, a geographically and culturally diverse nation with fast-growing power and influence.

In the area you have selected (Pakistan) water scarcity is classified as high according to the information that is currently available to this tool. This means that droughts are expected to occur on average every 5 years.

Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Since its independence in 1947, Pakistan has faced many political and economic challenges. Among others, one of the major and long-term challenges for Pakistan is neither extremism nor terrorism, but the lethal combination of climate change and a rapidly growing population.