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FAO Delegation Visits PCRWR HQ

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PCRWR celebration international day to combat desertification with Radio Pakistan

Visit of Director General IWMI (International Water Management Institute) at PCRWR HQ

International Day of Biological Diversity- May 22

PCRWR Team Visit to regional office, WWRC, Quetta and R &D Farm on 18th and 19th May, 2017

PCRWR Team Visit to the Project Site of Rana Karez for Research Study "Rehabilitation and Sustainable Management of Karez in Balochistan" in Quetta on 18th May 2017

PCRWR Team Visit to the project site of "Integrated Water Resources Management at Pishin Lora Basin", Village Bagh in Barshore at Pishin District, Quetta Balochistan on 17th May 2017

One Day Workshop on Hydrologic Modelling using HEC-HMS in collaboration with US-Embassy

Participation of PCRWR's Delegation in Asian Development Bank meeting at Quetta

Improving Groungwater management to enhance agriculture and farming livelihood in Pakistan

Visit of Chairman IRSA

Inauguration of Indus Telemetry on Pilot Scale

4th meeting of Board of Governors of PCRWR

Training of Trainers, Facilitators in Bahawalpur under project, "Developing Approaches to Enhance Farmer Water Management Skills in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan in Pakistan

Pilot Site Selection Visit to Bahawalpur under ACIAR Sponsored Project "Developing Approaches to Enhance Farmer Water Management Skills in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan in Pakistan"

Visit of ICHARM and PMD heads to PCRWR, HQ

Two Days International Workshop 11 April 2017

Two Days International Workshop 10 April 2017

DAWN Pakistan FOOD & Agri Expo 2017

1st Quarterly Meeting of National Water Research Network (NWRN)

Visit of ICIMOD Delegation to PCRWR

Consultative Workshop on Integrated Water Resource Management and Rainwater Harvesting in Punjab Barani Tract Islamabad 27 March, 2017

World Water Day-2017

National Workshop"Pakistan-Achievement of Water-related SDGs", March 14-15, 2017

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Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources

Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) was established in 1964 through a resolution. Now, PCRWR is a body corporate, established by Act No.1 of 2007 dated April 14, 2007. 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 five Regional Offices/Research Centers are located at Tandojam, Quetta, Bahawalpur, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, Muzafarabad and Gilgit.


The PCRWR is mandated to conduct, organize, co-ordinate and promote research in all fields of water resources engineering, planning and management, so as to optimally use the available land and water resources and to help achieve sustainability in the agricultural sector.

Governance Structure

Under the PCRWR Act 2007, the overall control, direction and superintendence of the affairs of the Council shall vest in a Board of Governors which may exercise all powers, perform all functions and do all acts and things which may be exercised, performed or done by the Council. The BOG is headed by Federal Minister for Science & Technology as its President and Federal Secretary as Deputy President besides representation from Federal and Provincial Departments, Technical Institutions, Professionals and Farmers all over the country. Further Technical and Executive Committees assist the BoG in its operation and decision making.


Chairman PCRWR is the Chief Executive of the Council. He also acts as Secretary of the BoG.

Statutory Functions

  1. Conduct, organize, coordinate and promote research on all aspects of water resources, including irrigation, drainage, reclamation, navigation, drinking water, industrial water, and sewerage management and to set up national centers, wherever necessary.

  2. Advise the government and submit policy recommendations regarding quality, development, management, conservation and utilization of water resources.

  3. Develop and maintain national water resources database, for use by the planning, implementing agencies and public.

  4. Design, develop and evaluate water conservation technologies for irrigation, drinking and industrial water.

  5. Commercialize its research and development results by the sale of products, patents and services.

  6. Undertake contractual research and provide consultancy services to the private and public sector.

  7. Establish liaison and collaborate with other related national and international research and development organizations, universities and NGOs.

  8. Publish scientific papers, reports and periodicals, and arrange seminars, training workshops and conferences on water- related issues.

  9. Initiate national water quality monitoring programme, in the urban and rural areas of Pakistan and develop technologies for providing safe drinking water to the public.

  10. Conduct and coordinate research or desertification, drought and flood mitigation.

  11. Provide financial and technical support to universities and research institutions for collaborative research projects and fellowships.

  12. Design and develop water related technologies and items of utility for various users according to market demand and undertake design and development projects on contract.

  13. Undertake human resources development, through training skills related to the specialized functions of the Council.

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