Tag: water

WAPDA, KFW DISCUSS FINANCING OF WATER, HYDROPOWER PROJECTS

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PR: A 3-member delegation of the KfW – a German financial institution – headed by Dr. Frank Albert, Division Chief, Infrastructure and Financial Sector today called on WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) at WAPDA House. The matters relating to financial assistance for WAPDA projects in water and hydropower sectors were discussed during the […]…Read More

Water Quality Status of Major Cities of Pakistan 2015-16

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PR: The “National Water Quality Monitoring Program (NWQMP)” was initiated by Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) in 2002.  It was the premier project which generated the first detailed water quality profile of the country covering 23 major cities of Pakistan viz. Islamabad, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Kasur, Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Sheikhupura, […]…Read More

PCRWR active to provide safe drinking water to capital

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Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology has directed to check water of all filtration plants installed in Islamabad Capital City to Pakistan Council for Research and Water Resources (PCRWR) on monthly basis to ensure safe drinking water to inhabitants. Chairman PCRWR briefed the committee that they have quality of 15 plants was found safe […]…Read More

Pakistan and Afghanistan inked water treaty

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The Climate Change Ministry has explored the possibility of entering a water treaty with Afghanistan to safeguard Pakistan’s rights on trans-boundary water inflows and promote integrated watershed management including ecological conservation practices in uphill watersheds according to international standards and conventions. According to an official document, the ministry would also focus on the efforts to […]…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

Textile industry consumes more water than needed

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article image Sustainable water consumption practices in textile sector to address the unruly patterns of resource consumption stressed the experts at a seminar held by World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan The seminar was part of the International Labour and Environmental Standards (ILES) Application in Pakistan’s SMEs project, funded by the European Union and being implemented by WWF-Pakistan […]…Read More

“Valuing Health Loss from Water Contamination and Household Defensive Behavior”

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Usman Institute of Technology (UIT), leading science and technology institution of Pakistan, recently organized a seminar titled “Valuing Health Loss in Karachi City from Water Contamination and Household Defensive Behavior” for presenting findings and discuss in detail their solutions from the HEC-funded research project. Notables from Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), World […]…Read More

2-day workshop on climate change and water system

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‘Climate Change Projections and Impact on Water System Performance’, a 2-day workshop has concluded at the US Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) at the Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET) Jamshoro. Project Director of USPCAS-W Prof Dr. Bakhshal Khan Lashari said at the ceremony of certificate distribution that the workshop was […]…Read More

Water shortage matters for agricultural yield

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The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) stressed that frequent water shortage and related susceptibility of the people should be adequately addressed. We are dependent on agriculture for survival and the Indus River merits the imperative attention from authorities, it said. Unnecessary misuse of water resources in the name of economy should […]…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