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Water Footprint Network database, accessed
on December 2011
Uploaded on Thursday 08 Mar 2012
Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
In the past decade the Asia-Pacific region has become the largest consumer of natural resources in the world. This includes
water, raw materials and energy resources.
Water resources are unevenly distributed in the region. With climate change increasingly causing drought and precipitation, enhanced water efficiency and management is a challenge
not only for direct water users, water managers and policy makers, but also for business and consumers. Access to clean
water, reliable water accounting systems, and appropriate sanitation are essential to human wellbeing. It is consequently vital for Asia to build capacity and develop infrastructure for