Climate change poses a serious threat to many of Pakistan’s economic sectors, but particularly for the country’s water resources. The absence of a clear understanding of the vulnerability of the country’s water sector, and the rigor behind this understanding, could impede decision making as Pakistan moves forward on implementing the NCCP in sectors such as; agriculture, health and energy. In view the importance of country’s water resources, a one day symposium is going to be held in Islamabad on May 12, 2016. The symposium is being held as part of a project led by the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to better understand the vulnerability of Pakistan’s water resources to the impacts of climate change and will bring together leading experts from Pakistan and overseas to share the most current understanding of the potential impact of climate change on this critical sector.
To provide an opportunity for Pakistani researchers and non-governmental organizations working in the water resources and climate change fields to share their research on projected changes in water supply and water demand, along with the potential socio-economic implications of these changes and possible solutions.
To provide researchers and policy-makers with up-to-date knowledge regarding how Pakistan’s water resources are expected to be affected by climate change, potential risks to key sectors, and priority information and knowledge gaps.
Research papers are invited from Individuals, research/academic institutions to be presented at the aforesaid symposium. Interested individuals, research/academic institutions are requested to submit their abstract by 11 March, 2016 till 12:00 p.m. through email at “firstname.lastname@example.org” quoting the reference No. “ECCU/Water/2016/01-Request for Submission of Research Paper” in the subject line.