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International Water Management Institute (IWM) Delegation visited PCRWR Headquarters

A delegation from International Water Management Institute (IWMI) comprising Mr. Ian W. Makin and Mr. Vladimir Smakhti from Sri Lanka office and Mr. Arif Anwar from Pakistan officevisited PCRWR Headquarters on December 2nd, 2015. The agenda of the meeting was to know about PCRWR R&D activities in order to find areas of mutual collaboration. The Chairman, PCRWR, Dr. Muhammad Ashraf welcomed all the IWMI guests and introduced himself and his team. The PCRWR professionals i.e. Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed Sheikh and Ms. Lubna Naheed Bukhari, Director Generals, Dr. Manzoor Ahmed Malik, Director, Engr. Faizan-ul-Hassan and Mrs. Saiqa Imran, Deputy Directors and Mr. Ahmad Zeeshan Bhatti and Mr. Naveed Iqbal, Assistant Directors attended the meeting. The Chairman, PCRWR made a comprehensive presentation on the R&D activities of the Council including its ongoing projects in different parts of the country. The IWMI team appreciated the activities of the Council and apprised that World Bank is launching a mega project in Balochistan regarding groundwater recharge. It would be good if PCRWR is formally engaged in the project for proper implementation of the project. The IWMI team offered PCRWR to join hands for the calibration of a drought model being developed by it. In this regard, anSoP will be shared with PCRWR soon. The Chairman, PCRWR thanked the IWMI team and a group photo was taken at the end of the meeting.

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