Workshop on ‘SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya Needs Assessment

Islamabad—Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) Tuesday organized a National Consultation Workshop on ‘SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya Needs Assessment’ in collaboration with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).
The SERVIR programme is USAID-NASA joint venture supports developing countries to improve their environmental management and resilience to climate change through integration of earth observation information and geospatial technologies into development decision-making, said a press release.
Speaking at the inaugural session, the chief guest Federal Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology Fazal Abbas Maken said that most of the water resources of Pakistan originate from the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, that was why it was called the mother well of the Indus basin irrigation system and was the mainstay of Pakistan economy.
The Hindukush Himalyan region is subject to a number of complex and multipronged issues therefore, multipronged strategies are required to address those.
Basanta Shrestha, Director Strategic Cooperation and Birendra Bajracharya, Regional Program Manager, ICIMOD highlighted the goals, objectives and outcomes of SERVIR HKH.—APP

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