Pakistan Water Week 2022


October 24, 2022 - October 28, 2022    
All Day


H-8/1, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Islamabad, Islamabad
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The Role of Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus for a Climate Resilient Pakistan

Monday-Friday, 24-28 October 2022 | All Day
Islamabad, Pakistan

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The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Pakistan and Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) NEXUS Gains Initiative, are organizing Pakistan Water Week 2022 in association with the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives (MoPD&SI), and Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), through the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR).

Pakistan Water Week 2022 comprises two major events:

International conference (24-26 October 2022)
National exhibition (27-28 October 2022)

International conference

The impact of this year’s heatwave and flooding events due to climate change have only exacerbated the problems facing Pakistan and its use of water. This conference will aim to address the systemic cross-sectoral thinking across water, energy, food and environmental systems for climate-resilient development in Pakistan. There are clear opportunities to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change on the poor rural communities. This conference will shape the focus and agenda of water planning and management moving forward.

Considering the recent floods, Pakistan Water Week 2022 is going to be unique of its nature in Pakistan. More than 20 international experts and national stakeholders will gather to discuss present issues in water sector with prospective solutions. Pakistan Water Week 2022 will provide a scientific knowledge platform to those interested in water management and innovative climate solutions to share their concerns, opportunities, and work to build resilience to climate change for the Indus Basin. The conference will also share the best international scientific practices and guidance to develop more climate-resilient water and land solutions in the Indus Basin.

The key objectives of Pakistan Water Week 2022 are to:

Identify gaps in policy, procedures, and practices that would benefit from better scientific knowledge, understanding, and evidence of proposed climate resilient solutions in Pakistan.

Discuss water governance strategies for competing water requirements of multiple sectors.

Engage in a process to identify key climate adaptation actions leading to sustainable water management for the Indus Basin.

Pakistan Water Week 2022 builds on the successful Pakistan Water Week 2021 which was organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, through PCRWR, in collaboration with IWMI Pakistan and CGIAR’s Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) flagship program, from 06-09 December 2021. It was themed around “The Need for Sustainable Water Management in a Climate Crisis for Indus Basin.”

The three-day international conference can be joined virtually. For each thematic area, you need to register separately. Please find the registration information below:

Thematic Area 1:
Climate Resilient Pathways: Adaptation, Mitigation, & Sustainable Development for a Secure Pakistan
Thematic Area 2:
Politics, Policy, & Institutions – Good Governance and Strengthening Capacities
Thematic Area 3:
Technologies & Innovations – Responding to the Challenges
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National exhibition

The national exhibition will be organized by PCRWR in collaboration with IWMI Pakistan and other partners at PCRWR head office in Islamabad. It will mainly comprise activities focusing on the future of “Nexus Approaches” and how our youth perceive it. A series of activities are planned to engage students, players, critical thinkers, and writers.

Goal of the national exhibition

The national exhibition is aimed to share knowledge with stakeholders, particularly youth and recognizing young water professionals by providing them an opportunity to share their knowledge and vision for a ‘Water Secure Future’.

Venue: PCRWR head office, M3F7+9HH, Khayaban-e-Johar, H-8/1, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Islamabad

Tentative agenda of the national exhibition


Sr.# Description Time Responsibility
26 October 2022
1 Registration and setting up industrial exhibition

Registration of students for final year project competition and display

After 14:00 PCRWR
27 October 2022 (Day 1)
1 Setting up urban sculpture and art from the projects of students

Setting up posters of students participating in the competition

9:00-10:00 CCRD, COMSATS
2 Inauguration of exhibition 10:00-12:00 PCRWR and partners
3 Pakistan Water Week studio “All Documentaries” 12:00-13:00 PCRWR and ADPC
4 Lunch and prayer break 13:00-14:00 PCRWR and partners
5 Evaluation of final year projects of students 14:00-15:00 PCRWR and partners
End of Day 1
28 October 2022 (Day 2)
1 Registration of students for debate competition and water board games 9:00-10:00 PCRWR and partners
2 Parallel sessions

  • Student board games
  • Student debate competition
10:00-12:00 PCRWR and partners
3 Lunch and prayer break 13:00-14:00 PCRWR and partners
4 Prize distribution and closing ceremony

  • Showcasing 3 best documentaries
  • Address by the guest of honour
  • Awarding the winners of student debate competition
  • Awarding the winners of essay competition (TBC)
  • Distribution of games to playing teams
  • Award for best documentaries
  • Award for best final year projects
  • Award to the best urban landscape
14:00-16:00 PCRWR and partners

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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