Water scarcity (also called water stress or water crisis) is the lack of fresh water recourses to meet the fresh water demand. Millions of people around the world lack access to fresh water, which is an essential element for a healthy human life. Even in Pakistan, there are certain regions where fresh water, or even any water is available for the population. This is a cause for concern, for every country, especially Pakistan.
As per latest IMF’s research, Pakistan stands at number three in the list of countries around the world which are facing water shortage crisis the most. Along with that, majority of research studies have predicted that, by 2040, Pakistan will become the most water stressed country in the world.
All of these facts and research results, are a silent urge to people in Pakistan that we need to take steps and develop such products, so that we conserve as much water as we can, to delay the water crisis we are facing.
Keeping all of facts in mind, Ali Khursheed – the founder of Aabshar – one day decided that there must be a solution to reduce the wastage of water in every household and other places, each day in Pakistan.
The startup company Aabshar, has developed a water optimizer that converts water into tiny droplets that helps to reduce water wastage by 98 per cent (as company claims) and save you 16 per cent of electricity bills.
Mashable Pakistan Lab talks to Ali Khursheed about the journey the journey of his company, how he shifted from tech field to an entirely different domain and what persuaded him to work on water shortage crisis.
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