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Water Environment Security

Water environment security of Pakistan will be a pipe dream if it remains within the four walls of air-conditioned offices and five star conference halls, with power point presentations and glossy reports by the well meaning institutions and dedicated professionals.

New building for US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water inaugurated

KARACHI: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jerry Bisson and Deputy Mission Director Denise Herbol on Thursday inaugurated a new building and research center at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET), Jamshoro.

The facility was constructed with the support of the U.S. government under the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) project.

Kohistan to get Rs19m drinking water project soon

KARACHI: Indus Earth Trust (IET) is launching a water replenishment project in Kohistan, Thatta district for which a multi-national beverages industry has provided assistance amounting to Rs 19 million.

The water resource management system aims to provide remote communities in Kohistan, Thatta with access to water through replenishment of ground water and rainwater harvesting. The project will benefit about 600 households in some 40 villages and targets SDG 3 (better health and wellbeing) and SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation).

Tarbela Dam water level reach at ‘dead level’

Tarbela: Water level of Tarbela Dam on Sunday has reached on dead level of 1380 feet, disclosed daily report of the dam. It said that water level of the dam is very critical; water inflow in the dam was 24300 cusecs feet while the outflow was 30000 cusecs feet and if the situation persists the outflow would decrease.
Officials have shut down five power generation plants whereas only seven are producing 500 MW electricity. The working units are not producing electricity with full capacity.

Experts suggest proper chlorination of water

Medical experts have demanded for proper chlorination of water as Karachi fears more cases of naegaleria floweri due to lack of proper chlorination of potable water being supplied by the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB).

As per a recent survey, 40per cent water samples collected from different parts of Karachi were not properly chlorinated which increased chances of fatal disease of naegaleria floweri. However, the citizens could make water of their underground tanks safer with simple methods like the use of household bleach, commonly used for cloth washing.

Kalabagh Dam: Facts about the Indus Water Treaty

Another fiction in regard to Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is that it was engineered by Punjab to deprive Sindh of its waters.

While going through writings on Kalabagh Dam I was astonished to come across some articles in which the authors believe that Punjabis, living on the Eastern and Western divide, after partition started conspiring with each other to deprive Sindh of its share of water. It is an allegation of shocking intensity. A student of history may find the accusation of an alliance between the archenemies living on both sides of Punjab against Sindhis a farfetched idea.

Red Crescent brings clean water to villagers’ doorsteps in Pakistan

For Gul Bibi and the other residents of Chittabatta and Gulhatra Villages in Mansehra District, clean water has always been a luxury. All her life, Gul Bibi had to walk for hours to reach the mountain top spring far from her village, just to get a pitcher of drinking water. Now, she gazes contentedly at the many containers sitting in her courtyard, filled with clean water. The rehabilitation of two water supply schemes, has meant that about 2,800 people in these villages now receive clean water at their doorsteps.

Met Office Issues High Alert Amid Heavy Rain Forecast for Sindh

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued high alert in the wake of expected widespread heavy rain and flood, particularly in Sindh and Balochistan, over the next five days.

Speaking at a press conference here on Wednesday, PMD Director General Dr Ghulam Rasul said a “very active monsoon system” would start affecting major parts of Sindh, including Karachi, and adjoining areas of Balochistan on Thursday, and its intensity would gradually increase.

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