Managing water resources

Last week, the world observed the International Water Day highlighting the importance of potable water, water-borne human as well as agriculture diseases and negative effects of contaminated water on environment. Water has proved to be the sole guarantee to the existence of life on earth. According to the United Nations, the proper management of water resources is key to ensuring an adequate supply for the growing demands of the world’s population. But ironically we hardly realize the

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Exploring all resources for S and T research the only priority

Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar is serving as Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology. Carrying excellent academic background, he proved his mettle while holding key executive positions in various government departments. He has done his Master’s degree in Administrative Sciences from George Washington University, USA. In his current capacity, he displayed height of his administrative approach to ensure implementation of national SandT policy; promotion and coordination of research activities

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Pak water resources drying up

STAFF REPORT IBD: China, India and Pakistan are three of the four top irrigators in the world, suffering from serious water problems.Pakistan has in most areas of agriculture a monsoon climate, and there might be abundant rainfall during the wet season and then a very long dry season where crop production depends very heavily on irrigation water.Groundwater, a very important source of irrigation, is being over-pumped extensively in order to meet the current demands for food production. However,

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