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Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) was established in 1964 and working is a body corporate vide PCRWR Act 2007 under Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST). The management of the Council consists of the Board of Governors, the Chairman and the Executive Committee. Since its inception, PCRWR has played its role as a national research organization by undertaking and promoting research in various disciplines of water sector, more specifically, irrigation, drainage, surface and groundwater management, groundwater recharge, watershed management, desertification control, rainwater harvesting, water quality assessment and monitoring, water conservation and development of water quality improvement technologies, etc. With its Headquarter in Islamabad, its eight Regional Offices/Research Centers are located at Tandojam, Quetta, Bahawalpur, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, Gilgit and Muzaffarabad.

Major Research Areas

Water Management

  • Crop Water Requirements
  • Water Conservation.
  • Groundwater Investigations
  • Hydrology Modeling & GIS/RS
  • Recharge of Depleted Aquifers
  • Watershed Management
  • Draining and Land Reclamation

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Water Quality

  • Regular monitoring of water quality of surface, sub-surface water, sewerage and industrial effluents.
  • Development of low cost water testing and treatment/filtration technologies.
  • Development of national water quality database



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Desrtification Control

  • Rainwater Harvesting.
  • Sand Dune Stabilization.
  • Rangeland Management.
  • Grassland Development.
  • Saline Agriculture



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53

year of experience

400

professionals

ISO-17025 Accredited (NWQL)

PCRWR RESEARCH TEAM

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf

CHAIRMAN PCRWR

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf

CHAIRMAN PCRWR
051-9101275
muhammad_ashraf
63@yahoo.com

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Engr Muhammad Azam

SECRETARY/D.G(PMT)

Engr Muhammad Azam

SECRETARY/Director General (PMT)
051-9101279
secretary
@pcrwr.gov.pk

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Ms. Lubna Bukhari

D.G (WQ)

Ms. Lubna Bukhari

D.G (WQ)
051-9101269
pcrwr_ibd
@yahoo.com

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Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad Sheikh

D.G (R&C)

D.G (R&C)
051-9101271
ashfaq_sheikh
@hotmail.com

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