CHIANG MAI : Asia's flood-prone megacities should fund major drainage, water recycling and waste reduction projects to stem deluges and secure clean supplies for their booming populations, experts said Sunday.
A general view of the second Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiang Mai on May 19, 2013. (AFP Photo)
Rapid urbanisation has heaped pressure on water resources and drainage systems across Asia, leaving low-lying areas exposed to massive floods such as those that paralysed Jakarta and Manila last year and central Thailand in 2011.
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