eWater helping to build water management capability in Pakistan

Wednesday 24 December 2014

Integrated Water Resource Modelling Workshop – Lahore, Pakistan, 15-19 Dec 2014

eWater’s team of hydrologists recently shared their expertise in water system planning with key water agencies in Lahore, Pakistan, as part of a workshop aimed at strengthening the country's water management capability.

The five-day workshop imparted new techniques and training to Pakistan’s top water sector engineers in computer river modelling. These tools will support the decision-making for improved management of river and channel systems in the Indus basin in Pakistan.

The workshop was organised through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Australian Aid (AusAID), and was conducted with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). A focus of the workshop was the use of Australia's National Hydrological Modelling Platform – eWater Source.

Participants included representatives from several key Pakistani water agencies including Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Indus River System Authority (IRSA), Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Waters (PCIW), Pakistan Meteorology Department (PMD), Planning Commission, provincial Irrigation departments and universities.

The workshop was an important step towards boosting bilateral cooperation between the Pakistan and Australian Governments by continued sharing of water management expertise and technologies.

Read more at The News International.

Photo: Workshop participants from several key Pakistani water agencies (WAPDA, IRSA, PCIW and PMD), including representatives from eWater, CSIRO and ICEWaRM.

Photo: (L-R) Dr Geoffrey Adams and Juanita Moolman (Hydrologists, eWater), Khan Muhammad Abro (GM Planning & Design, WAPDA), Dr Mac Kirby (Stream Leader Irrigation Futures, CSIRO), and Geoff Podger (Stream Leader Integrated Basin Modelling, CSIRO).

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