Meeting with WASA Rawalpindi for Strengthening Mutual Cooperation to address Water Issues – October 8, 2021

Mr. Haroon Kamal Hashmi, Vice Chairman WASA Rawalpindi visited PCRWR Headquarters, Islamabad on Friday, October 8, 2021. The WASA Rawalpindi team highlighted various drinking water supply challenges being faced in Rawalpindi. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman, PCRWR briefly introduced the recent initiatives of the council regarding water resource management and rainwater harvesting in Islamabad Capital Territory. The experts of PCRWR introduced WASA team to various solutions towards achieving sustainable groundwater management. The WASA team were also demonstrated the practical models of rainwater harvesting systems for multiple uses piloted by PCRWR at its premises. The vice Chairman, WASA-Rawalpindi, appreciated the good work conducted by PCRWR and requested to extend technical cooperation for groundwater investigations, rainwater harvesting, water quality assessment, water metering as well as capacity building of WASA staff. Chairman, PCRWR assured full support of the Council in managing drinking water supply challenges of Rawalpindi. Moreover, it was decided that a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed between two organizations for further strengthening of mutual cooperation to address water related issues of Rawalpindi.