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USAID Helping Pakistan Solve Water Issues

JAMSORO: US Consul General Brian Heath congratulated 20 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) students and faculty who are part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded U.S. Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W).

The delegates are heading to the University of Utah to do research as part of the organization’s exchange program.

“We are proud to empower scientists and researchers in Pakistan so they can contribute to solving the country’s water scarcity problems,” said Consul General Health.

Water in Dams rising across Pakistan after dense rains

ISLAMABAD: Dams’ water across Pakistan have been raising after dense rains while Kabul River has come under low level flood on Wednesday, 24 News reported.

According to details, water storage in Tarbela Dam is 2 lacks, 13 thousand cusec of water while outflow of water is 90 thousand cusec of water. 1511, 87 feet water level has been reported in Tarbela Dam. Moreover, inflow of water in Mangla Dam is 3 lacks, 35 thousand and 710 cusec of water has been reported while outflow of water is 15 thousand cusec of water.

Challenge of Water Pricing

Increasing urbanisation in Pakistan is exerting population pressure on the cities. The burgeoning population further limits capacity to utilise existing insufficient public services and infrastructure. This eventually leads to horizontal expansion of cities in the absence of any well-framed laws, and thus further constrains resources, which affect basic human needs and rights such as drinking water.

Northern Pakistan Under Water Once Again

Flash floods kill 43 in remote regions of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Overnight flash floods killed at least 43 people in northern Pakistan, the majority in a remote village that did not receive an evacuation warning before the waters hit washing away most of the settlement, officials said Sunday.

The heavy monsoon rains began late Saturday and were concentrated mainly in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, which has been badly affected by flooding in recent years that some scientists have linked to climate change.

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