Reforming water management in Pakistan

Venue: Conference Hall, CDPR
Date: 30th October 2018, Tuesday
Time: 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm

The Consortium for Development Policy Research held a session of Lahore Policy Exchange on “Reforming water management in Pakistan”, on Tuesday, 30th October from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at 19A FCC Scheme Maratab Ali Road, Gulberg IV, Lahore. The discussion revolved around the legal and policy framework for the inter-provincial distribution of water in Pakistan. Panelists also touched upon the impact of water distribution on its utilization across different sectors, such as agriculture, in the country and on migration patterns determined by availability of clean drinking water and effect on livelihoods. The following panelists were invited: Mr. Mohammad Mohsin Laghari, Irrigation Minister, Punjab, provided opening remarks. Dr. Erum Sattar, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Law School, discussed the reflections from the law governing the Colorado river for the Indus. Mr. Arif Nadeem, Former Secretary Irrigation, Punjab, discussed the future of water policy framework in Pakistan and the need to adopt efficient irrigation practices in the future. Mr. Ali Habib, Managing Partner at HimaVerte, moderated the session.