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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Dr. Abdur Rashid, Director, DRAP and Dr. Ghazna Khalid Siddiqui MNA and Member, Task Force of Ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan on COVID-19 had meeting with Coordinator General COMSTECH Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, today morning in his office.
Coordinator General COMSTECH H. E. Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary met with H. E. Mr. Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, Minister for Narcotics Control
H.E. Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator General COMSTECH had an online meeting with H.E. Ambassador Askar Mussinov, Assistant Secretary General (S&T) OIC.
Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator General COMSTECH met with the honourable Lt. Gen. Naweed Zaman, Rector of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
COMSTECH and TUBITAK join hands for capacity building of OIC member states
International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Health Care
International Workshop on Fundamental Techniques in Viral Diseases Diagnostics
Nanomedicine - Development and Challenges
H.E. Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator General COMSTECH met with Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications
H.E. Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator General COMSTECH met with H.E. Ambassador Sohail Mahmood, Foreign Secretary of Pakistan in his office
H.E. Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator General COMSTECH met with Maj. Gen. Amer Ikram, Executive Director, National Institute of Health (NIH).
CG COMSTECH requests OIC states to support refugees during COVID-19 pandemic.
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Coordinator General, COMSTECH Meets Minister of Science and Technology
Prime Minister Visits MoST Exhibition on COVID-19-Related Products at COMSTECH
The President of Pakistan in his capacity as Chairman COMSTECH has appointed,
Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary as the Coordinator General of COMSTECH.
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