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"Water Research for Changing World"

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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

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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

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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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Water Resources Research Centre (WRRC), Peshawar

H. No 31-32, Sector E-8, Main Double Road,
Phase VII, Hayatabad, Peshawar
Office. No:091-9217807


Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) was re-established at Peshawar in 2003 with the objective to address water issues of the Khyber Pukhtunkhawa (KP) and Gilgit-Baltistan, which are known as source of the Indus Basin Irrigation System (IBIS). Even being the hydrological origin of IBIS, only limited water resources are at the disposal of those areas, due to their peculiar geographical and topographical conditions. Therefore, there is a dire need to accelerate the pace of research and development for management and efficient utilization of limited water resources of those areas. WRRC Peshawar plays its role to initiate problem oriented research activities in different disciplines of water sector.


  1. Assessment, development and management of water resources and other water related issues of Khyber Pukhtunkhawa and Gilgit-Baltistan.
  2. Enhancement in water use efficiency and water productivity through problem oriented research activities in these areas.


Water Quality Laboratory of the Centre

A Water Quality Laboratory has been established to conduct water quality analysis (for drinking and irrigation purposes). The laboratory is adequately equipped with latest water quality testing instruments/equipment and qualified/trained staff to carry out the analysis work. The laboratory has the capability to carry out analysis of following water quality parameters:

Physical Parameters: Colour, Odour, Taste, pH, Turbidity and Total Suspended Solids (TSS).

Chemical Parameters: Alkalinity, Ammonia, Bicarbonate, Calcium, Carbonate, COD, BOD, Chloride, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)/Conductivity, Nitrate, Nitrite, Phosphate, Free Chlorine, Hardness, DO, Total Chlorine, Sulphate, Sodium, and Potassium.

Trace Elements: Fluoride and Iron.

Microbiological Parameters: Coliform and E.coli.

Sub-regional Water Quality Laboratories

The water quality laboratories of Abbottabad, Muzaffarabad, D.I. Khan and Gilgit are also equipped with state of the art facilities and are providing service to the public and private sectors, under the administrative control of WRRC Peshawar.

Field Research Station

A field research center on the already acquired piece of land of (12 acres), has been developed and presently in operation. After the completion of all civil work related to Lysimeter and establishing the meteorological observatory, the field research activities related to soilwater- plant relationship, irrigation scheduling, nitrate leaching, groundwater contribution and agro-meteorological data collection have been started regularly.

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