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Water and Jobs-Empowering Young Professionals: World Water Day 2016, Day to Celebrate, Date to Change, Day to Prepare

World Water Day is observed on 22nd March every year. It is focused to remind people about importance of fresh water and to encourage efficient management to sustainable water resources. It is a day to celebrate water. It is a day to plan for efficient management of fresh water for the people. The theme for 2016 is "Water and Jobs - Empowering Young Professionals".

Visit of Hunza Valley

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman, PCRWR, along with Dr. Abdul Wahid Jasra, Country Representative, ICIMOD and Additional Secretary, Ministry of National Food Security & Research, Islamabad, paid a visit to Hunza Valley on 21st March, 2016. The visit was in connection with newly launched project supported by ICIMOD and financed WWF "Agricultural Water, Energy and Hazard Management for Improved Livelihood in the Upper Indus Basin area of Pakistan". Purpose of the visit was to finalize sites as well as interaction with the community members.

Water Management of PCRWR Headuarter

Water Management

The main objective of the section is to conduct research and development for the conservation and efficient utilization of available water resources to meet the current water demand for various sectors in general and agriculture in particular, as well as planning for future demands. The research and development activities are focused on three major areas:

1. Surface water management
2. Groundwater management
3. Indigenous development of water management instruments

Major Research Findings /Achievements / On-going Activities:

Pakistani Water Resources Management "Looking Up"!

With its economy based largely on agriculture, water is a critical resource for Pakistan. The country’s vast farm lands are supported by the largest contiguous irrigation system in the world – the Indus Basin Irrigation System. The system includes the Indus River and its tributaries, as well as a myriad of canals, watercourses, farm channels, and field ditches, and serves about 100 million people in the Indus region. If managed efficiently, there is enough water in the basin to support the livelihoods of those people. Water distribution and management are crucial issues.

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