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Pakistan Water Week 2022

Pakistan Water Week 2022

October 24th-28th, 2022

Pakistan Water Week 2022

Role of Water-Food-Energy and Ecosystem Nexus for a Climate Resilient Pakistan

October 24th-28th, 2022


The Ministry of Water Resources, through the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), in collaboration with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Pakistan, ICARDA and CGIAR’s Water Land and Ecosystem (WLE) flagship program, is jointly organizing a Pakistan Water Week 2022 International Conference with the theme Role of Water-Food-Energy and Ecosystem Nexus for a Climate Resilient Pakistan from 24th-28th October.

In 1980, Pakistan had a relatively abundant supply of water. In 2000, Pakistan had become water-stressed. And by 2035, Pakistan is predicted to have become water scarce. Climate change and COVID-19 have only exacerbated the problems facing Pakistan and its use of water.
And so, Pakistan Water Week 2022, the first-ever event of its kind, aims to bring together academics, government officials, NGOs, and policy experts from home and abroad to discuss the problems facing Pakistan today. For example, one serious problem is the lack of reliable, accurate and actionable data. Another problem is over-extraction and depletion of groundwater resources. And disparate policies in the various sectors of water, food security and climate change make implementation more difficult.

While identifying problems, however, Pakistan Water Week 2022 will also focus on climate resilient solutions, both digital innovations along with those based on nature. In addition, the role of the media and of women’s leadership will also be explored in the context of water. Ultimately, the goal of Pakistan Water Week 2022 is to figure out strategies to meet the competing water needs of different sectors, design a research plan that will guide investments in applied research and development, identify sustainable water management strategies that take climate change into account, and identify gaps in policies and practices that can be filled with better scientific understanding.

But in addition to high-level policy discussions, Pakistan Water Week 2022 will also incorporate a public awareness campaign which includes the use of social media, exhibitions highlighting the coordination between the private water sector with the academic and public sectors, a poster competition for university students and the use of games and debate competitions to raise awareness among younger students.


Pakistan is one of the world’s largest countries by population, and also has one of the world’s largest Muslim populations. While the country of Pakistan is young – having been formed in 1947 after gaining independence from the United Kingdom – it has a rich and ancient culture and history. While agriculture is a big part of the economy, Pakistan also boasts great cities, such as the cosmopolitan Karachi and the ancient city of Lahore.

Pakistan also boasts many ancient sites, of which Taxila, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the most famous. Located on the banks of the Indus river, the site’s ruins trace how cities and towns evolved over thousands of years on the subcontinent. And in Lahore, Shalamar Gardens, another UNESCO World Heritage site, showcases the grandeur of the art and architecture of the Mughal era.

From the beaches of Gwadar, to the fertile fields of the Punjab, to the Thar desert in Sindh, to the majesty of the Himalayas, to the Kewra salt mines, Pakistan’s landscape is incredibly varied and stunning.


Located in the northwestern part of Pakistan, Islamabad is a relatively modern city. Built in 1960, this sister city to Rawalpindi is the capital of the country and fairly cosmopolitan. The city attracts both foreigners and other Pakistanis because of the city’s modern and orderly design, excellent infrastructure, and relatively milder temperatures.

The Margalla Hills, to the north of Islamabad, are also home to two spots that have great views of the city and the surrounding areas: Daman-e-Koh and Pir Sohawa. Margalla Hills National Park also has hiking trails and is home to wildlife such as leopards, boars, and the Himalayan goral. The Lok Virsa Museum showcases folk and traditional cultures through handicrafts and art. Saidpur Village is a centuries-old hamlet that also highlights the rich history of the area. And the Faisal Mosque is a notable landmark.

Befitting a modern city, Islamabad, in addition to being the capital, boasts over 20 universities and several technology parks. With one of the country’s highest literacy rates, it has become one of Pakistan’s major commercial and educational hubs.

Short Documentary Competition among Students

Poster Competition

Debate Competition

Students Competition for Developing Urban Sculpture:
Under the theme of “Water Conservation” for Pakistan Water Week 2022

Call for Expression of Interest (EoI) to Show Case Technologies in Pakistan Water Week (October 27-28, 2022) at PCRWR Head Office Islamabad

PCRWR is promoting cost effective water, agriculture and climate technologies across the country to improve the efficiency of water usage and encourages various industries to contribute in addressing Pakistan’s water challenges of agriculture, domestic and industrial sectors.
We believe that Smart Water Management together with 3R + IOT are essential approaches that can provide businesses, especially factories, a more efficient and resilient water supply system, improving sustainability and reducing costs. This approach emphasizes on reusing water, reducing water losses and recycling resources & wastewater together with IOT for systems that monitor the quality of water in real time. Thus, users will be able to manage water resources more effectively. Pakistan Water Week 2022 Exhibition 2022 is an event that features the latest cutting-edge water & wastewater technologies and solutions.
PCRWR invites national and international companies to show case their technologies with aim to motivate professionals, youth and general public to learn from the visions, solutions, research findings, and technology advancements of companies for resolving challenges being faced by the ecosystem.

Companies interested to show case their technologies in Pakistan Water Week being organized by PCRWR and IWMI may submit an Expression of Interest (EoI):

Apply & Registration

Note: Agenda is in the process of updating

Sr.# Description Time (Hrs) Organizers
24th – 26th October 2022 Venue: Serena Hotel, Islamabad.
1 24th to 26th International Conference spanning over three days. 9:00-16:00 PCRWR and IWMI
26th October 2022        Venue: PCRWR Islamabad
2 -Registration and setting up Industrial Exhibition

-Registration of students for final year project competition and display

After 14:00 PCRWR and IWMI
27th October 2022        Venue: PCRWR Islamabad
3 -Registration and Setting up urban sculpture and Art of students participating in the competition

-Registration and Setting up posters of students participating in the competition

9:00-10:00 CCRD, COMSATS
4 Inauguration of Exhibition 10:00-12:00 PCRWR, IWMI, ICARDA
5 Penal Discussion for students at NCBI Auditorium 10:00-13:00 Islamabad Policy Research Institute, IPRI
Lunch and Prayer Break 13:00-14:00 PCRWR & partners
6 Parallel sessions

-Evaluation of Final Year projects of undergraduate students

-Pakistan Water Week studio “All Documentaries”

14:00-15:00 PCRWR & partners
28th October 2022        Venue: PCRWR Islamabad
7 -Registration of students for Debate Competition

-Registration of students for Water Board Games

9:00-10:00 PCRWR, UNESCO, Muslim Aid & partners
8 Parallel sessions

-Student Board games

-Student Debate competition

10:00-12:00 PCRWR, UNESCO, & Muslim Aid
Lunch and prayer break 13:00-14:00
Concluding and Prize Distribution Ceremony

 Venue: Auditorium, National Capacity Building Institute, PCRWR Islamabad

Sr.No. Programme Time Role & Responsibilities
1. Arrival of the Chief Guest and Visit to the Exhibition 2:30 – 2:40 pm Mr Shafiq-Ur-Rehman SRO

Mr Shakeel Badshah, RO

2. Guests to be Seated 2:40 – 2:45 pm
3. Recitation from the Holy Quran 2:45 – 2:48 pm Hafiz Azeez-Ur-Rehman
4. National Anthem 2:48 – 2:50 pm Mr Asif Khan, IT
5. Welcome Remarks by Chairman PCRWR, Dr Muhammad Ashraf

2:50 – 2:55 pm

6. Address by the Guest of Honour of Inaugural Session

2:55 – 3:00 pm

7. Displaying of the three best Documentaries and prize distribution 3:00 – 3:10 pm Mr Asif Khan, IT
8. Brief about EssayCon Competition 3:10 – 3:15 pm Syed Paras, Technology Times, Islamabad
9. Announcement of Essay Con Results and Prize Distribution 3:15 – 3:20 pm Mr Shafique-Ur-Rehman


10. Brief about Water Games by and Announcement of Games winner 3:20 – 3:25 pm Syed Muhammad Raza Shah, UNESCO, Pakistan Office, Islamabad
11. Announcement of Results for Best Final Year Project, Urban Sculpture & best Documentary 3:25 – 3:35 pm Ms Bareerah Fatima, Deputy Director, PCRWR
12. Announcement of Results of Student Poster Competition 3:35 – 3:40 pm Ms Saiqa Imran, SRO


13. Announcement of Results of Student Debate Competition 3:40 – 3:45 pm Babar Ali (Head of Programme, Muslim Aid Pakistan)
14. Speech of Chief Guest

3:40 – 3:45 pm

15. Group Photo 3:45 – 3:50 pm Mr Aurangzeb
16. Refreshment 3:50 pm Mr Umer Munir, AD


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1 Dr. Rachael Mcdonnell Deputy Director General, IWMI Sri Lanka
2 Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Chairman PCRWR, Pakistan
3 Dr. Mohsin Hafeez Country Representative IWMI Pakistan
4 . Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Pakistan
5 Dr. Claudia Ringler Deputy Division Director, IFPRI USA
6 Dr. Stephen Davies Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Pakistan
7 Ms. Simi Kamal IWMI Board Member, Pakistan
8 Mr. Matthew McCartney Team Leader – WEFE Nexus Gains Initiative, IWMI Sri Lanka
9 Engr. Mushtaq Gill Executive Director, SACAN Pakistan
10 Dr. Hifza Rasheed Secretary, PCRWR Pakistan
11 Dr. Naveed Iqbal Director Hydrology, PCRWR, Pakistan
12 Ms. Bareerah Fatima Deputy Director, PCRWR Pakistan
13 Dr. Azeem Shah Senior Regional Researcher, IWMI Pakistan
14 Ms. Sidra Khalid Sr Research Officer (Gender), IWMI Pakistan
15 Mr. Adnan Hakeem Urban WASH Manager, Water Aid International
16 Ms. Samurdhi Ranasinghe Senior Communication Officer, IWMI Sri Lanka
17 Mr. Amjad Jamal Communication Specialist, IWMI Pakistan
18 Syed Muhammad Abubakar Communication Specialist, IWMI Pakistan
19 Ms. Sara Communication Coordinator, Water Aid
20 Asif Khan IT Officer, PCRWR Pakistan
21 Mr. Malik Arshad Khan Director, PCRWR Pakistan
22 Mr. Waqar Nasim Office Manager, IWMI Pakistan
23 Mr. Nadeem Anjum Director, PCRWR Pakistan
24 Mr. Tabriz Ahmad Admin Officer, IWMI Pakistan