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PAKISTAN COUNCIL OF RESEARCH IN WATER RESOURCES (PCRWR)

"Water Research for Changing World"

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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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Soil Physics Laboratory

Soil Physics is an important discipline that deals with physical properties and processes of soil for assessment of its behavior under natural and managed conditions. It applies principle of physics, physical chemistry, engineering and metrology for addressing the problems and issues of hydrology, ecology, agriculture and engineering. To meet the emerging challenges in these fields, PCRWR has established a Soil Physics Laboratory at its Headquarters Islamabad. The laboratory is equipped with facilities of determining soil physical, hydraulic and chemical properties. The equipment commissioned in the laboratory include Soil Moisture Extractor Apparatus for developing Soil Moisture Retention Curve from 1 bar to 15 bar, and Heins Apparatus for the retention curve from 0 to 0.2 bar, soil texture analysis by hydrometer and pipette methods, soil texture analysis by mechanical shaker, soil chemical analysis by getting soil saturated extract, Infiltrometers tests etc. Time Domain Reflectometer for manual as well as automatic real time monitoring of soil moisture profile at multiple sites at desired time span and interval is also working in the laboratory. PCRWR has also developed a Laboratory Manual for facilitation of relevant researchers and technicians.

Facilities:

  1. Soil Moisture Retention
  2. Soil Texture Analysis
  3. Soil Chemical Analysis
  4. Infiltration rate and Saturated Conductivity
  5. Real time soil moisture profile by TDR
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