July 2-6, 2018
Rising populations, growing multi-sectoral needs, and increasing impacts of climate change have put Pakistan’s already limited transboundary water resources under immense stress. It is crucial to understand management of shared basins in a holistic perspective for equitable and sustainable future. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is an effective approach for managing transboundary waters which requires strong interface of science and policy. LEAD Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) conducted a Summer School on IWRM under its Project titled 'Using Water Resources Systems Analysis to Guide a Transboundary Kabul River Water Partnership'. The event was hosted by COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad. The Summer School focused on integration of technology and policy issues. The program explored water management of Kabul River Basin as a case study for IWRM. The summer school counted with 23 participants, with 44% representation from females, hailing from districts across the country.
This program provided an introduction to policy frameworks and modeling tools for implementing Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach in transboundary basins. The following areas were covered:
Climate Change - Regional Perspective by Dr Furrukh Bashir
Hydrology of Pakistan by Sohail Babar Cheema
Indus Waters Treaty by Dr Shaheen Akhtar
Introduction to Regional Climatology Burhan Ahmad
Managing Shared River Basins Supply and Demand Challenges by Pervaiz Amir
Status of Glaciers in Pakistan by Adnan Shafiq Rana
An overview of Weather Observation Practices over Pakistan by Fayyaz Ahmed
Concepts of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) by Dr. Hassan Abbas
Data challenges in Trans-boundary River Basins - Case Study of the Upper Indus Basin by Asif Khan
Observation through Remote Sensing by M Athar Haroon
Water Resources Management in Pakistan by Hassan Abbas & Asghar Hussain
Climate Modelling Overview by Dr. Jehangir Ashraf Awan
Legal Instruments in International (freshwater) Law by Ahmad Rafay Alam
Methods and Application of Downscaling by Dr. Jehangir Ashraf Awan
Haleem Commission Report 2
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COMSTECH-ICGEB-NIBGE Joint Workshop on "Use of
Genome Editing and Other New Breeding
Technologies for Global Food Security"
Prof. M.Qasim Jan, Adviser COMSTECH was invited
as key speaker on the occasion of World Science Day
for Peace and Development (WSDPD) hosted by
Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).
Govt to provide funds for promoting pharmaceutical research culture:
Azam Swati (Federal Minister for Science & Technology)
RSC Pakistan 1st International Conference on Medicinal
Chemistry and Drug Discovery was successfully
co-organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry and COMSTECH
Meeting between H.E. Mr. Furkat Sidikov,
Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of
Uzbekistan and Dr. S. Khurshid Hasanain,
The President of Pakistan in his capacity as Chairman COMSTECH has approved the look aftercharge of the post of Coordinator General COMSTECH to Dr. Tariq Banuri.
Call for Nominations for the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Dedicated to Physics.