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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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On-Going PSDP

Sr # Name of the Project Duration Years Cost (Rs. Million) Status
1 Demarcation of Groundwater Quality zones in Indus Plain and Marginal Areas for Sustainable Development and Management of Groundwater (Lower Indus Plain) PCRWR 2014-17 54.946 On-going
2 Establishment of National Capacity Building Institute (NCBI) for Water Quality Management 2014-17 323.573
(FA 258. 000)
3 Integrated Water Resources Management in the Highly Depleted Pishin-Lora Basin of Balochistan 2014-17 48.857 On-going


S.# Name of Project PC-I
Cost (Rs. Million)
Cost (Rs. Million)
1 Provision of Safe Drinking Water 1413.350 1002.356 2006-2015
2 Water Quality Monitoring in Rural Areas of Pakistan and Installation of Low Cost Water Conditioning & Filtration Units (Phase-II) 39.655 39.655 2009-2014
3 Rainwater Harvesting and Desertification Control in the Kharan-Chagai Desert of Balochistan 37.371 37.371 2006-2014
4 Combating Drought and Desertification in the Thar Desert by Management of Water Resources 35.530 35.530 2005-2014
5 Enhancement and Management of Groundwater Resources in Balochistan 38.680 38.680 2004-2014
6 Mass Awareness for Water Conservation and Development 154.450 113.310 2007-2011
7 Integrated Land and Water Management Studies for Agriculture Development in Pothwar Region 33.900 27.492 2004-2011
8 Strengthening of WRRC Peshawar for Undertaking Research in Water Resources Management 37.640 35.302 2004-2011
9 Water Quality Monitoring in Rural Areas of Pakistan and Installation of Low Cost Water Conditioning & Filtration Units 38.710 36.829 2004-2011
10 Participatory National Integrated Water Management Programme 177.210 123.750 2004-2011
11 Improved Water Conservation Practices for NWFP and Northern Areas of Pakistan 39.900 33.175 2004-2011
12 Sustainable Technologies for Efficient Water Management in Irrigated Areas of Southern Indus Plain 38.570 34.351 2004-2011
13 Mitigation of Desertification for Poverty Alleviation by Integrated Management of Land and Water Resources in Cholistan 34.440 34.440 2004-2010
14 Result Oriented Short Term Research Studies to Improve Water Resources of Mountainous Areas 28.010 25.747 2004-2010
15 Integrated Development and Management of Water Resources in Water Scarce Areas 33.480 32.890 2005-2008
16 Research Studies for Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Upper Indus Plain 24.080 21.219 2005-2008
17 Arsenic Monitoring and Mitigation in Pakistan 35.800 35.800 2005-2008
18 Demarcation of Groundwater Quality Zones in Indus Plain and its Marginal Areas for Sustainable Development and Management of Groundwater Phase-I (Upper Indus Plain) 36.515 36.515 2003-2008
19 Strengthening of PCRWR by Establishing GIS and Hydrologic Modeling Centre and Water Resources Databank 34.460 34.460 2004-2008
20 Strengthening of PCRWR’s Regional Office, Lahore for Undertaking Research on Irrigated Agriculture 30.739 30.739 2004-2008
21 Impact Assessment of Sewerage and Industrial Effluents on Human Health, Water Resources and Agriculture Productivity in Faisalabad 7.800 7.800 2004-2007
22 National Water Quality Monitoring Programme 39.660 39.660 2002-2007
23 Up-Gradation of WRRC Quetta to Undertake Rejuvenation of Depleting Aquifers and Propagation of High Efficiency Irrigation System in Balochistan 38.288 38.288 2001-2006
24 Mitigation of Drought Disaster in the Cholistan Desert by Management of Water Resources 152.501 152.501 2001-2006
25 Up-Gradation of Laboratories and Libraries of PCRWR 30.090 30.090 2001-2006
26 Construction of Headquarters Building and Research Laboratories of PCRWR 33.271 33.271 2002-2004

Approved Projects

Sr # Name of the Project Duration Years Cost (Rs. Million) Status
1 Evaluation of Interceptor Drains and Scavenger in LBOD Component Shaheed Benazirabad 1 14.858 Approved
2 Integrated Approach for Control of Waterlogging and Salinity in Low Lying Areas of Sindh 3 59.900 Approved
3 Improved Land and Water Conservation Practices to Enhance Waste Land and Productivity in Thal Desert 4 45.305 Approved
4 Exploration of Groundwater Potential and Promotion of Intervention for Rainwater harvesting and Bio-saline Agriculture in Thar 3 57.000 Approved
5 Trans-Boundary Affects on Ground and Surface Waters along the Eastern Boarder of Pakistan 3 49.447 Approved

Submitted Projects

Sr # Name of the Project Duration Years Cost (Rs. Million) Status
1 Management of Rainwater in the Dry Areas of Southern Khyber pakhtunkhwa (KPK) 4 52.136 Submitted to MoST
2 Integrated Watershed Management for Sustainable Improvement of Livelihood in the Upper Indus Basin 5 51.648 Submitted to MoST

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