STAFF REPORT IBD: Speakers at a training workshop on Soil and Water Management Techniques for Semi Arid Regions held in the PMAS-AAUR, strongly recommended capacity building of local farmers in terms of soil and water management and introduce them new water harvesting techniques to effectively save the surplus water and later use for agriculture purpose.

On the occasion, Chairman PSF, Dr. Manzoor Hussain Somroo, stressed that there is a need of capacity-building programmes to promote water management system and urged the young scientists to come up with innovative solutions to the issues being faced by nation.

He also said that if any Pakistani scientist wishes to do work with European Union 2020 mission on different issues related to the water management and its sustainable use in Pakistan, the PSF will support him.

In his remarks, Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad, PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor, recommended that its time to increase investments in water reservoirs; improve water management, irrigation and crop cultivation; introduce rainwater harvesting and launch of mass awareness campaigns.

Dr. Bruzzono Domenico, Incharge Desk of International Developing Cooperation, in his address, urged the participants to play their vital role to save the water.

During the four-day training workshop, participants got knowledge about the climate change in dry-lands, sustainable irrigation water management and soil management to optimise water storage.

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