by Yasmin Siddiqi and Eelco van Beek
Asian Development Bank (ADB), 30 August 2016
The new edition of the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO 2016) released at World Water Week in Stockholm provides a snapshot of the water security status of 48 of the region’s countries, using latest data sets. According to these, the number of countries assessed as water insecure has dropped to 29, compared to 38 (out of 49 countries) identified in the previous issue of the report in 2013. “Asia and Pacific remains the world’s most vulnerable region to water insecurity and cannot sustain its recent economic growth without addressing this issue.