PCRWR in partnership with the UNESCO Pakistan office organized a virtual event at COP 27, UNESCO’s pavilion. The title of this event was “Indigenous water resources management technologies for sustainable livelihoods”.

PCRWR in partnership with the UNESCO Pakistan office organized a virtual event at COP 27, UNESCO’s pavilion. The title of this event was “Indigenous water resources management technologies for sustainable livelihoods”. The panelists and keynote speakers of the event presented global, regional, and local perspectives on the title. The keynote talks were delivered by Dr. Youssef Filali Meknassi, Director of the UNESCO Pakistan office, and Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman of PCRWR/ Convenor National Committee on IHP. The esteemed panelists included; Dr Ayesha Pamela Rogers, an international cultural heritage expert; Dr Majid Labbaf, an archaeo-hydrologist from the University of Nizwa, Oman; Mr. Faizan ul Hasan, a water resource governance scholar from the University of Canberra, Australia and Dr Syed Muhammad Khair, Regional Researcher at International Water Management Institute (IWMI). The key takeaway message from the discussion was that climate change is forcing the communities for more local solutions and the science-policy-practice interface may help in making these indigenous water systems a climate resilient and sustainable option.