Policy shifts are must for water sustainability: Speakers
August 4th, 2015 | Ahsan Jamil | No Comments
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
The seminar was co organized by Mehran University of Engineering and
Technology (MUET), Jamshoro and the University of Utah, USA.
MUET Vice Chancellor Dr Mohammad Aslam Uqaili was also present on the
occasion. He said that the newly established USAID-funded USPCAS-W will be
very helpful to resolve the impending water challenges of Pakistan through its
applied research and various other productive initiatives.
A the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was also signed between the MUET
and various institutions and agencies, including Pakistan Council of Research in
Water Resources (PCRWR), Sindh Irrigation Drainage Authority (SIDA) and
Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam.
The experts in water resource management, faculty members, students, scientists,
researchers and general public participated in the seminar. The experts underlined
that the existing social, economic and administrative system of Pakistan lacks to
suffice the water conservation needs and serious efforts and policy shifts are
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