PCRWR – UNESCO Collaboratively
Organized Two Days Training Program at
To highlight the issues of Drylands in
, a two days training course titled, “Management of Dryland Resources” has been
organized by Pakistan Council of Research In Water Resources (PCRWR) with the financial
assistance of United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
at PCRWR Regional Office,
on April 7-8th, 2012.
About 25 participants including PhD & M. Phil Scholars from Cholistan Institute
of Desert Studies (CIDS) and Associate Professors, Department of Geography, The
, Cholistan Development Authority,
and Agriculture Department were the beneficiaries of this course.
During first day, Ch. Muhammad Akram, Director General (PCRWR,
), Engr. Rashid Aftab, Director (PCRWR,
), Engr. Zamir Ahmed Soomro, Regional Director (PCRWR,
) and Mr Imtiaz Ahmed, Assistant Professor (The Islamia University, Bahawalpur)
has presented research papers to cover-up the various aspects of the topic. On the
second day, a field trip was managed for demonstration to participants regarding
zooming of Bio-Sphere Reserve and rainwater harvesting technologies introduced by
PCRWR at its FRS Dingarh.
On the Occasion Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata, UNESCO representative
highlighted the global issues of drylands. She said” The effects of recent climate
change are predicted to worsen this situation. These gloomy situations can be offset
by a new breed of innovative interventions that are developed together with communities,
which combine traditional, culturally sustainable and modern skill-based knowledge.
DESERTIFICATION PROCESSES, ITS SYMPTOMS AND CONSEQUENCES
INTRODUCTION OF PCRWR’S PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED IN CHOLISTAN DESERT FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING
Water Quality Issues and Interventions
Rainwater Harvesting Technologies and Calculations of the Potential
Biodiversity Monitoring Through Modern Techniques in Cholistan Desert