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Pakistan: Testing and implementation of a modelling tool to support water allocation through the Water Apportionment Accord

Pakistan has the largest contiguous irrigation system in the world. Annual allocation of irrigation water by the Indus River System Authority is governed by the Water Apportionment Accord but is complex, contentious and often challenged. CSIRO and the Indus River System Authority have co-designed a modelling tool to deal with this problem.

 

 

A screenshot of an online news articleSignificant impact from the application of this tool has been achieved in the 2020 Kharif crop growing season. Larger (an additional 987 gigalitres – that’s nearly two Sydney Harbour’s worth) and more equitable supplies are able to be distributed among provinces, improving Pakistan’s water and food security.

 

 

 

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Nepal: Australian scientists helping Nepal navigate water management

An irrigation canal

October 2019 – AustraliScreenshot of COSMOS story about Kamala Basinan scientists helping Nepal navigate water management: Two very different countries have similar issues. Andrew J Wight reports from Kathmandu.

 

 


Pakistan: Minister of State for Climate Change visits Canberra

April 2019 – High Commission for Pakistan, Press Release: The Minister of State for Climate Change, Ms. Zartaj Gul visits Canberra

Minister of State for Climate Change, Zartaj Gul Wazir, visited CSIRO April 13, 2019 to discuss our collaborative water research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pakistan: Chief Minister discusses water apportionment accord modelling with Australian water experts

 

March 2019 – Business Recorder: Chief Minister discuss water apportionment accord modeling with Australian water experts

 

 

March 2019 – The News International: Australian experts, Chief Minister discuss 1991 water accord modelling

 

 

 


Nepal: Australian Water Partnerships, providing water policy advice to the Government of Nepal

MarcAWP news story about CSIRO's SDIP on World Water Dayh 2019 – The Australian Water Partnerships: Providing water policy advice to the Government of Nepal

 

 

 

 


Nepal: Kamala River Basin Initiative

November 2018 media coverage for Kamala Basin Planning

November 2018 – Karobar Daily: Three major goals identified for Kamala River Basin management

 

 

 


Nepal: Partnering to improve water resources management

ICID November 2018 News Update

November 2018 – International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) News Update: Australia partnering with Nepal to improve water resources management

 

 

 


Pakistan: MOU on water resource management signed between Pakistan and Australia

Press release for Pakistan and Australia water MOUSeptember 2018 – Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Pakistan: MOU on Water Resources Management signed between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Government of Australia