International Workshop on Salinity Policy Review – Adapting to Salinity in the Southern Indus Basin (ASSIB) Project

PCRWR organized an International Workshop on Salinity Policy Review – Adapting to Salinity in the Southern Indus Basin (ASSIB) Project held on 12th May 2022 at PCRWR HQ, Islamabad.

PCRWR organized an International Workshop on Salinity Policy Review – Adapting to Salinity in the Southern Indus Basin (ASSIB) Project held on 12th May 2022 at PCRWR HQ, Islamabad in collaboration with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and partner organizations i.e. Charles Sturt University, UPCAS-W, Mehran University, IUCN, University of Canberra, CSIRO, Murdoch University, CSIRO, MNUSAM, ICBA, Australian Aid and Soft. Over 50 participants attended the works shop. The main objective of the workshop was to get valued feedback and suggestions from major stakeholders and partner organizations. The Chairman PCRWR, Dr. Muhammad Ashraf welcomed the participants. Mr. Saqib Ali Ateel, Secretary Agriculture, South Punjab in his remarks appreciated the efforts of the Chairman PCRWR in organizing this international workshop on salinity Policy Review. He apprised that salinity is a problem to which we have no option but to be prepared for it. He also highlighted the various initiatives of the South Punjab Agriculture department related to saline aquaculture initiatives of the government.
Dr. Michael Mitchell, Project Leader from Charles Sturt University appreciated the role of PCRWR in organizing this international workshop. He affirmed his technical support for sharing the scientific research and knowledge for adaptation to salinity in Pakistan. Dr. Bakhshal Lashari National Project Coordinator from UPCAS-W, Mehran University pointed out major policy issues and gaps in the implementation of policies in agriculture sector. He emphasized that integrated efforts by the public and private sector organizations can play a vital role in effective policy management to overcome the Salinity problem in Pakistan. The Chairman PCRWR appreciated the significant role of all the international and national partner organizations in the successful conduct of this Workshop.

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