PR No. 23 Islamabad

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain chaired the 4th Board of Governors (BoG) meeting of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) today in Islamabad.

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman PCRWR briefed the Minister on performance of PCRWR for the last one year. Minister appreciated the efforts and initiatives taken by PCRWR and directed to enhance the mandate/scope of the Council keeping in view its importance at national level. The Federal Minister while appreciating the Council’s initiatives stressed to take more actions for transfer of information to the end users and the farmers.

Later on, Federal Minister inaugurated Indus Telemetry in PCRWR. Indus Telemetry is a collaborative research partnership of the PCRWR, IWMI Pakistan and Hydra Consulting Services. This research effort learning from the past experience is developing the know-how for future investments in telemetry. Flow/depth of flow is continuously measured by incrementing one large canal in Punjab i.e. lower Bari Doab Canal. The flow data is displayed remotely using advanced communication technology.