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Water supply closed from Mangla Dam due to water scarcity

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After the Mangla powerhouse’s zero water indent due to water scarcity, Indus River System Authority (IRSA) closed the water supply from Mangla Dam. “Due to water scarcity, Mangla power was closed second time in history. Water supply to Chashma and Thal canals were stopped only upon request submitted by Punjab Irrigation Department and to meet […]…Read More

Kalabagh Dam is needed against water scarcity: WAPDA chairman

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article image Muzamil Hussain Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) informed a Senate body on the looming water crisis in Pakistan, saying that Kalabagh Dam construction was critical in severe scarcity of water in the country. Highlighting the prerequisite urgent development of water reservoirs, he made these observations while briefed to ‘Senate Forum for Policy Research’ […]…Read More

Karachi-like water scarcity looms large in Lahore

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Experts have warned of a Karachi-like water scarcity in Lahore due to over-abstraction of the water and the inordinate delay in implementing Punjab Municipal Water Act. To augment the water supply, the provincial government planned to introduce the Punjab Municipal Water Act and Punjab Drinking Water Policy in 2013. The Punjab Municipal Water Act and […]…Read More

Water Scarcity: A grave threat to Pakistan

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article image Water is the most valuable gift given by nature and it is essential to sustain quality of life on earth. This limited commodity has a direct bearing on almost all sectors of economy. Fortunately, Pakistan is blessed with a number of water resources, with water flowing down the Karakorum and Himalayas, the world’s highest glaciers, a unique and free bounty of nature. Total earth surface area is 29.9% and the rest of area of this planet is filled with water. Unfortunately, water scarcity…Read More

Intercropping to alleviate food scarcity in changing climate

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article image FOOD CONTAINS essential body nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins or minerals that is ingested and assimilated by an organism to produce energy, stimulate growth and maintain life. Main sources of food are animal, plants, birds and fishes. Field crops (wheat, rice, maize, barley, millet etc.) which use as food are cereals, leguminous and oilseed crops. As the world population, a pressure is increasing day by day. So, we should change our approach by increasing the…Read More

Water Scarcity: A grave threat to Pakistan

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article image WATER IS the most valuable gift given by nature and it is essential to sustain the quality of life on earth. This limited commodity has a direct bearing on almost all sectors of the economy. Fortunately, Pakistan is blessed with a number of water resources, with water flowing down the Karakorum and Himalayas, the world’s highest glaciers, a unique and free bounty of nature. Total earth surface area is 29.9% and the rest of area of this planet is filled with water. Unfortunately, water…Read More

Water scarcity in Pakistan voiced at World Water Week

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is expected to become one of the most water stressed countries of the region due to lack of water policy, climate change impacts, inadequate water reservoir management facilities, and over consumption of water. These views were expressed by Arif Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) during his participation in World Water Week (WWW) organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). Arif Ahmed said while speaking on the occasion, &…Read More

Water scarcity in Pakistan voiced at World Water Week

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is expected to become one of the most water stressed countries of the region due to lack of water policy, climate change impacts, inadequate water reservoir management facilities, and over consumption of water. These views were expressed by Arif Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) during his participation in World Water Week (WWW) organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). Arif Ahmed said while speaking on the occasion, "…Read More

Policy shifts are must for resolving water scarcity issue: Speakers

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article image START REPORT KHI: The water resources of Pakistan are becoming extensively scarce and there is a need to sensitize water conservation and underline water governance issues of the country. The US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) organized seminar on Water governance in Pakistan’ to highlight and prompt the policy makers with the rapidly shrinking water resources and storage capacity due to increasing consumption and climate change impacts. The seminar was co…Read More

Aquaponics technique best solution for food scarcity

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The agriculture technology advancement is obligatory to be employed to yield viable results and account for various copious challenges such as water crisis, food scarcity, costly fertilizers, hazardous impacts of pesticides etc. In order to reverse the effect, Chinese roof Top Farming Technology of Aquaponics’ could be introduced. This was suggested by President Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Shah Faisal Afridi (PCJCCI) in a session discussing agri…Read More