Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), in collaboration with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Pakistan and other partners have organized Pakistan Water Week 2022, from 24th to 28th October 2022.
Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), in collaboration with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Pakistan and other partners have organized Pakistan Water Week 2022, from 24th to 28th October 2022. The aim of water week was sharing knowledge with the stakeholders, particularly mainstreaming youth by providing them an opportunity to share their knowledge and visions for a water secure future. The theme for this year’s water week was “Role of Water-Food-Energy and Ecosystem Nexus for a Climate Resilient Pakistan”. A series of events were organized to achieve the intended objectives of Pakistan Water Week 2022. A three-day international conference was organized from 24th to 26th October, 2022 in Serena Hotel Islamabad. Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Professor Dr. Ahsan Iqbal inaugurated the International Conference. A number of eminent national and international experts focused on a range of water challenges and required measures under the influence of climate change.
The international conference was followed by the two-day national workshop organized at PCRWR, Islamabad on 27th -28th October, 2022. The workshop comprised of ice breaker activities and energizers such as industrial exhibition, students’ competitions (debate, poster, essay writing, student board games, student final year projects, documentaries, urban sculpture and Art), and mass awareness campaign etc. Technology show-casing exhibition was inaugurated by the Federal Minister for Water Resources, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah. The inaugural session was followed by a media interaction session focused on “Optimal strategies for water conservation and sustainable water resource management”. Students’ competitions were held on 27th -28th October, 2022. At the end of the day a closing ceremony of the event was organized to award the winners of the student competitions. Mr. Haile Gashaw, Chief WASH UNICEF Pakistan, Dr. Yousaf Filali-Meknassi, Country Director UNESCO and Dr. Rachael McDonnell, Deputy Director General IWMI embraced the closing ceremony and appreciated the initiative of Pakistan Water Week 2022 to address water issues in the country and emphasized the need of these events time to time for community and youth awareness. This will contribute towards the sustainability of water and food sectors in the country. The winners of the competitions were awarded with cash prizes, certificates and shields during the closing ceremony.