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Groundwater level dropping in City

Iqtidar Gilani - January 27, 2015 - LAHORE(nation) - Extraction of more water for domestic, industrial and agricultural purposes than the recharge from different sources like rainfall and irrigation channels is causing rapid drop in aquifer level in Lahore, reveals a study carried out by WWF-Pakistan in collaboration with Cleaner Production Institute (CPI). Except for partial reliance of the agricultural sector on surface water resources like canals, all other sectors including domestic,…

Solar energy most cost effective for irrigation system: Dr. Gerwin

23 January 2015 FAISALABAD(APP): German expert Dr Gerwin Dreesmann said solar energy is the most efficient and cost effective means for powering irrigation system. He was talking to Vice Chancellor University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan during a meeting held at the VC's Chamber. Dr Gerwin, the Consultant, Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, was flanked by Regional Director Rashid Majid. UAF Dean Faculty of Agricultural Engineering Prof Dr Allah Bukhsh, Dr Anjum…

Wapda chief for timely completion of Tarbela’s fourth Extension Project

January 14, 2015 -BR Report - The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Zafar Mahmood has directed the project authorities to ensure timely completion of the under construction 1410 MW-Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project. He made these remarks during his visit to the project here on Tuesday. Project Director, Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project and representatives of the consultants and contractors were also present on the occasion. While speaking on…

Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project: World Bank approves $138 million additional financing

December 18, 2014- BR Report - The World Bank on Wednesday approved $138 million additional financing to the Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project to further improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the irrigation water distribution system of three Area Water Boards (Ghotki, Nara and Left Bank) in the Sindh province. Sindh is one of the primary beneficiaries of Indus Basin Irrigation System with three major barrages that divert some 48 million acres feet of water annually to the 14…

Mineral Water, Seltzer Water, Club Soda and Tonic Water: What’s the Health Difference?

December 15, 2014 - By Jenna Birch - Yahoo - There are a lot of sparkling water options on the market right now. Among the bunch you’ll find a perfect mixer for alcoholic drinks, another you might want to drink straight from the bottle — and one you might want to avoid completely. We asked Keri Gans, MS, RD, author of The Small Change Diet, to give us the 4-1-1 on these popular fizzy drinks for us. MINERAL WATER Popular Brands: San Pellegrino, Perrier, Gerolsteiner What it is:…

Pakistan Bioremediation Model for wastewater treatment established

December 13, 2014 ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) with the collaboration of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has established Pakistan Bioremediation Model for Wastewater Treatment at Rose & Jasmine Garden and F-9 Park Islamabad to clean the wastewater of streams passing at these places. The treated water is used for green belts and other horticultural activities. The bioremediation technology will help to save our drinking water and to protect the…

PEW warns of water crisis

December 12, 2014 ISLAMABAD(INP) – The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Friday said Pakistan is being deliberately pushed towards the most serious water crisis of its history. Water scarcity has become a serious issue which is being ignored by all the stakeholders despite knowing that it is the biggest threat to our agriculture and industry, it said. Dr Murtaza Mughal said that insufficiency of water has started hurting all the sectors including power generation. Some politicians funded…

Water Quality and Quantity Influence Flock Performance

Wednesday, December 11, 2014 Poultry Site - Broilers today drink more water than they did 10 to 20 years ago but problems can be avoided by ensuring the birds receive good quality water, monitoring daily water intake and implementing a sound water line cleaning and maintenance programme, according to Professor Tom Tabler of Mississippi State University and co-authors in 'MSU Cares'. Water is the most critical, but also the most overlooked, nutrient when it comes to flock performance in…

PEW demands national debate on Kalabagh Dam

The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said the Kalabagh dam (KBD) is one of the most unfortunate mega project in the history of Pakistan. It has suffered setbacks owing to political interference, especially by the politicians of two provinces who continue to oppose it without knowing the benefits and ground realities. There is a strong lobby which does not want to see this dam being constructed, the same lobby continue to delay Thar coal project, said PEW President Dr Murtaza…

Sindh’s 57pc cultivable land is water-logged, seminar told

Karachi(PPI): The Sindh government has neglected soil since long time and failed to link it with food, water, climate, biodiversity and life. This was stated at a seminar organised by the Society for Environmental Actions Reconstruction & Humanitarian response (SEARCH) in collaboration with OXFAM Grow, Action Aid, Global Soil Partnership (GSP), NGOs Development Society (NDS) and Peoples Network on Food & Agriculture (PNFA) at SDE-SPO Hall, on Saturday to mark the World Soil Day.…

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