Water resources of Pakistan under current changing climatic scenario


Climate is an important force in driving the agricultural productivity of a particular area either



directly (by influencing the crops and livestock) or indirectly (by disturbing the water resources).



In the past few decades rapid changes have been observed in the climatic conditions around the



globe posing some serious threats to water resources and ultimately the agriculture, especially in



the developing countries. Before we go into the depth of the topic

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UNIDO to facilitate Pakistan in employing renewable energy resources


ISLAMABAD: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) representative, Esam



Alqararah, said that Pakistan has a great potential in various diverse fields, especially in the renewable



He elaborated that there were a number of localities in Pakistan where residents could easily generate



electricity by putting a small turbine in the water flowing in rivers and their tributaries, and they will



have no need to get connected with any grid station

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Experts stress protection of natural resources




STAFF REPORT LHR: With a mission to promote awareness among people about earth’s natural environment, biodiversity and ecosystem, the International Earth Day was observed.

Under the theme of "Trees for Earth", the day signified the importance of trees in our surroundings as well as broadening the horizons towards planting trees.

Due to increasing environmental awareness and education, positive role of the media and decision makers, the annual deforestation rate in

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Experts stress protection of natural resources


STAFF REPORT LHR: With a mission to promote awareness among people about earth’s natural environment, biodiversity



and ecosystem, the International Earth Day was observed.



Under the theme of "Trees for Earth", the day signified the importance of trees in our surroundings as well as broadening the



horizons towards planting trees.



Due to increasing environmental awareness and education, positive role of the media and decision makers, the annual

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E-commerce boom empowers untapped resources




STAFF REPORT ISB: In the Hindu Kush mountains craftswomen painstakingly stitch flowing scarves, skilled artisans who were unable to sell their products beyond the remote region until mobile internet came to Pakistan and dropped the market into the palms of millions of previously marginalised people.

The women of northern Chitral are among the unlikely profiteers of an e-commerce boom since 3G and 4G Internet arrived in the deeply conservative Muslim country in 2014, suddenly able to

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Judicious use of natural resources vital to control climate change impacts




STAFF REPORT ISB: Judicious use of natural resources including wildlife can do miracles to overcome environmental and climate change problems, said Ambassador of South Korea Dr. Song Hong Hwan while addressing a function at the Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) in connection with the World Wildlife Day celebrations.

PMNH in collaboration with Ministry of Science and Technology, PSF, Ministry of Climate Change, US Embassy and Snow Leopard Foundation arranged different

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WB approves additional $35m for water resources


STAFF REPORT ISB: The World Bank has approved an additional financing of $35 million to support improved management, planning and development of water resources in the Indus River Basin with better environmental and social considerations.

This financing would help enhance the government’s capacity to address the basin level management of Indus water resources, including support to climate-change adaptation and mitigation measures.

"Water sector issues are enormous and complex and

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Water resources conversion to benefit economy: Experts




STAFF REPORT KHI: Water experts and economists have emphasized the need for converting the water resources of Pakistan into a competitive advantage for the national economy for growth, employment generation, rural poverty alleviation and prosperity for the masses.

They expressed these views while speaking at different sessions of the International Water Conference – Securing Sustainable Water for All organized by the Hisaar Foundation recently arranged in Karachi. They said that

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WWF-Pak launches hydro resources enhancement project




STAFF REPORT GILGIT: WWF-Pakistan launched its new project Enhancing the Value of Hydrological Resources for Livelihood, Youth Employability and Climate Resilience in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan’. The venture intends to advance high-proficiency utilization of water assets for high efficiency utilization of water resources, grow high-value horticulture plant yields taking into account business sector opportunities (to enhance employment) and rationing water to improve group flexibility

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WWF-Pakistan launches hydro resources enhancement project


STAFF REPORT GILGIT: WWF-Pakistan launched its new project ‘Enhancing the Value of Hydrological Resources for Livelihood, Youth Employability and Climate Resilience in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan’. The venture intends to advance high-proficiency utilization of water assets for high efficiency utilization of water resources, grow high-value horticulture plant yields taking into account business sector opportunities (to enhance employment) and rationing water to improve group flexibility

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Water Resources Management- a must to deal with water scarcity issues in Pakistan




PAKISTAN IS endowed with abundant water resources, with water flowing down the Himalayas and Karakorum heights, from the world’s largest glaciers, a free and unique bounty of nature for this land of alluvial plains. Earth’s total surface area (29.9% of its land area) it hosts 60% of the world’s current human population, but only about 36 percent of the renewable fresh water. So, even on a continental scale it is clear that water is a serious constraint in Asia.

China, India and

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Speakers stress need to explore natural resources




STAFF REPORT KHI: Speakers at a meeting of Shura Hamdard Karachi Chapter have called upon the government to promote education of science and technology as it would help to explore and utilise country’s natural resources.

Theme of the meeting was "Natural resources-rich country and rapid advancement towards progress and development". It was presided over by Justice (Rtd) Haziqul Khairi at a local hall.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest said that the biggest

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Japans tech aid sought in renewable energy resources




STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State and Chairman Board of Investment Dr Miftah Ismail has said Pakistan would seek technical assistance from Japan in renewable sources of energy, such as solar, wind, thermal and biogas.

Talking to Kazuyuki Nakane, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who visited BOI to discuss and explore the key areas of investment opportunities between Pakistan and Japan, Dr. Miftah Ismail, said Pakistan’s major issue is energy deficiency and

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