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‘Water Security and Emerging Threats in Pakistan’

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A large number of students, water experts, specialists, climatologists, and the government representative raise their voices to record their concern for water scarcity. They appealed to private and government sector to work on water issue on a war footing. The seminar on “Water Security and Emerging Threats in Pakistan” organized by Center for Global & […]…Read More

Pakistan stores only 14MAF out 145MAF inflow water: Wapda chairman

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Lt-Gen (r) Muzamil Hussain, Chairman Wapda exposed the fact that every year almost of Rs25 billion worth of water is lost in Pakistan in a meeting with Public Accounts Committee Pakistan. He briefed the meeting that merely 14m acre feet of water is conserved out total 145 million-acre feet that country gets in a year. […]…Read More

New techniques for rice cultivation with small amount of water

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A group of scientists has discovered a new technique for the agriculture improvement in Pakistan as they have introduced a method to grow more rice plants consuming less amount of water. Secretary of Punjab Agriculture Muhammad Mehmood stated that Pakistani scientists has potential to prove themselves by doing demanding work. The Secretary quoted that this […]…Read More

Poor Quality of Drinking water, an alarming threat: Present Challenges and Future Perspectives

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Water, water, water, this is the most horrible cry of the present era. Day by day increase in environmental temperature has rung the ever day increasing demand for drinking water. However, our so called modernization such as urbanization, sky touching industries and the most important, rapid population growth has consigned gigantic stress on fresh water […]…Read More

Water Crises in Pakistan highlighted

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C2 NUML: Speakers at a seminar to educate the audience about the possible shortage of water in a future and highlighted its importance for preservation. Seminar “Water Crises in Pakistan” was arranged by the Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) of National University of Modern Languages (NUML). The speakers including Naseer Memon from Strengthening […]…Read More

Life Straw, a basic necessity for Water Security

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article image Being a developing country, Pakistan is unable to meet the demand of safe drinking water. The unavailability of safe drinking water is leading to serious diseases including Diarrhea which is caused by poorly drained or unsafe drinking water. According to WHO report 25%-30% of all hospital admissions are associated with water borne bacterial and parasitic diseases with 60% of infant deaths caused by water borne infections. In Pakistan, according to an estimation 250,000 children under the age of 5 years die every year due to water borne diseases. One of the most simple, delicate and inexpensive device is Life straw that provides instant access to clean and safe water. It is the only ‘truly outdoor product’ that is available in the public health segment.…Read More

Recommendations for Pakistans National Water Policy Framework: HF

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article image C2 LUMS: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) today hosted a panel discussion for the launch of Hisaar Foundation’s Report Recommendations for Pakistan’s National Water Policy Framework’ for the consideration of the government. The event was a culmination of two years of consultations, including discussion sessions with various water stakeholders across the spectrum, as well as two international water conferences that focused on water cooperation and water security.…Read More

Use every drop of available water as far as possible-History and Future of Indus Basin: Speakers

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C2 LUMS: "Pakistan and India to protect the water, a lifeline to culture, economy, and technology of both the countries", expressed by the speakers of a symposium on history and future of Indus Basin. The symposium was organised by Center for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT) operated from Syed Baber Ali School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in collaboration with Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS). Speakers said: "Historically…Read More

Its a matter of survival now Experts, Government for Improving Water Management in Balochistan; Call for Greater Focus on Implementation

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article image QUTEETA: The expert consultation on improving water governance in Balochistan organized by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Taraqee Foundation came to a close on December 20, 2016, after extensive deliberations that centered on the need for urgency in addressing the already deteriorating water crisis in the province. Representative from the Government of Balochistan, the Ministry of Climate Change, as well as experts from the water sector and the US-…Read More