Asit K. Biswas
ASIAN WATER | June 2, 2008
There is no single way forward for Asian countries to ensure their future water security. Because of differing climatic, physical, social, economic, environmental, and institutional conditions, and because countries, and even parts of countries, are at different stages of development, there are simply no universal solutions. In addition, because the national, regional, and global conditions that affect water are changing rapidly, there is also a time dimension to the solutions—what may have been a viable solution a decade ago may not be so a decade from now. This means that water policies need to be updated periodically so that they refl ect the changing requirements.