To tackle surface and also groundwater administration and also boost water administration, WWF-Pakistan has actually introduced a city-wide collaboration to advertise open as well as constructive discussion on priority water threats by mobilising resources.
To promote new collaborations for better water administration, take on locally-driven solutions and also make quantifiable improvements in the direction of lasting water usage and water stewardship in the twin cities of Islamabad as well as Rawalpindi, under the Australia-Pakistan Water Safety Effort (APWASI).
Making up a network of public, exclusive and also civil society stars, this system will certainly establish a common understanding of water threats in the twin cities, develop key priority water risks as well as pin down methods to mitigate these dangers, claimed a news release.
At the launch event in Islamabad, Rab Nawaz, Senior Supervisor, WWF-Pakistan stated that “Australia has been effectively practicing alternative water administration i.e. a ‘Water Delicate Cities Method’. Pakistan can adopt these practices at the area degree which can be reproduced and also upscaled.”
He claimed partnerships play an important duty in attaining water monitoring objectives and systems like the citywide partnership are suggested to advertise them. Introduced under the APWASI campaign, a task moneyed by Australian Help to execute the Water Delicate Cities vision, the citywide partnership is a step in the direction of embracing a nature-based strategy for the all natural monitoring of the water cycle to make the twin cities a lot more comfortable, resistant, lasting and also productive.
The platform will certainly contribute for the government in creating evidence-based information as well as data on water use, circulation, leak, top quality, hygiene, etc.; hence, informing urban planning and also the policy as well as decision making processes. Talking on the celebration, Dr Naveed Iqbal Gondol, Director Hydrology, PCRWR claimed, “Handling a trouble at its source is very easy – otherwise it comes to be complex as well as might turn in to calamity. Nature-based remedies, such as rainwater harvesting, will certainly facilitate groundwater recharge and also help alleviate dreadful situations like flooding.”
As part of the conversations held throughout the occasion, the individuals identified obstacles of water monitoring in Islamabad and also Rawalpindi and also exchanged ideas on treatments for water delicate urban design.