Government of Pakistan
Ministry of Science and Technology
PAKISTAN COUNCIL OF RESEARCH IN WATER RESOURCES (PCRWR)
"Water Research for Changing World"
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.
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.
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