Tag: water

Stringent Measures to Address Illegal Trade of Fresh Water Turtles in Pakistan

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article image IUCN Pakistan organized a Consultative Workshop in collaboration with the Sindh Wildlife Department, Government of Sindh, to discuss the findings of a study jointly conducted on illegal trade of freshwater turtles in Sindh and Balochistan, under a USAID-funded project IUCN is currently conducting. The workshop, held under the USAID-funded project “Integrated Approach to Education, Capacity […]…Read More

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

Treatment of Rawal lake water found unfit for human consumption

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The untreated water tests from Rawal lake by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and investigated at National Water Quality Laboratory (NWQL) were observed to be unfit for human utilization because of the nearness of risky microscopic organisms distinguished in the samples. Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), an innovative work association working under […]…Read More

Arsenic as poisonous chemical in drinking water

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article image Water is the basic necessity of life. All the living organisms, including human demand clean drinking water. Everybody in present era seems to be complaining like all these diseases are due to contaminated drinking water is not it? Of course, yes, unfortunately our drinking water is contaminated with different physical, chemical and biological agents. But […]…Read More

PMD conducted a workshop on water resources

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The Pakistan Meteorological Department has organized a workshop on the ‘Interaction of westerly and summer monsoon in upper Indus basin and its effect on water resources,’ and ‘projection and attribution of streamflow composition in mountain rivers in China and Pakistan’. Ahmad Kamal, Chairman Federal Flood Commission graced the occasion as chief guest.  Prof. Dr. M. […]…Read More


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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