Indus Basin agriculture: ‘Australia supporting water management’

Published: February 22, 2018


ISLAMABAD: Cooperation in water management is a significant and increasing dimension of the Australia-Pakistan bilateral relationship, High Commissioner Margaret Adamson said on Wednesday.

“Australia has been supporting Pakistan’s water resource and agricultural development objectives since the 1980s,” she told an interactive a discussion on the effective water management for agriculture in Indus Basin.

The Australian government and the Asia Foundation Pakistan, in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Pakistan had organised the event.

The Australian government’s work on water management provides opportunities for facilitating knowledge exchange between the countries in this vitally important sector, High Commissioner Adamson said.

The event invited Pakistan’s policy makers, civil society representatives and farmers to discuss the ecological, political and economic factors that govern the use of water in the region.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2018.

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