Meeting with WaterAid and Musawi for Development of Groundwater Regulatory Framework October 20, 2021

A meeting was held with WaterAid and Musawi on October 20, 2021 at PCRWR Headquarters Islamabad. The agenda of the meeting was to review the already enacted provincial water acts and identify gaps which hinder their practical implementation on ground. WaterAid in collaboration with Musawi which is a legal firm shared findings of their synthesis of existing federal and provincial laws related to groundwater resource management. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman PCRWR appreciated the work of WaterAid and Musawi and ensured continues technical support of PCRWR for a productive outcome. Moreover, Chairman, PCRWR emphasized the need to consider ICT on priority for the preparation of draft groundwater regulatory framework which is one of the important initiatives of recently signed MoU of PCRWR & CDA. Dr. Niaz Ahmed, Head Policy Section, WaterAid, Islamabad and the representative of Musawi-Pakistan admired the excellent work of PCRWR and visionary leadership of Dr. Muhammad Ashraf towards sensitization of water conservation, rainwater harvesting and on top of that transforming technical information into right action by providing necessary legal framework for better groundwater resources management in ICT as well as in the Country.
Moreover, it was decided that a stakeholder consultative workshop will be organized for detailed discussion on draft groundwater regulatory framework before submission at relevant forum.