FAISALABAD: It is need of the hour to address and improve the deteriorating groundwater quality for the betterment of the people. The issue should be addressed immediately on a national level.
These views were expressed during a meeting of Australian experts, including Dr Richard Culas and Dr Michael Mitchell from Charles Sturt University (CSU)'s Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS) with University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor Prof Muhammad Iqbal Zafar, a press release issued on Wednesday stated.
The experts visited the varsity in connection with the CSU funded project on “Improving groundwater management to enhance agriculture and farming livelihoods in Pakistan.”
On the occasion, the vice-chancellor said UAF had a well-established Water Management Institute (WMI), which had been successful in developing technologies on various aspects of water management, thus creating an environment among the farming community to adopt the improved water management practices.
“The institute has four sections, including Farm Irrigation Management, Irrigation Agronomy and Soil Management, Socio-Economic and Training and Extension.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2018.