The Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) in collaboration with the International Growth Center (IGC) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on ‘Water Governance and Sustainability‘ on Thursday, 15th September, 2022 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

The roundtable brought together a small group of experts, academics, and policy stakeholders together for a structured conversation around key challenges surrounding water management that are compounded by the impacts of climate change and the increasing need for more sustainable forms of economic development. The discussion focused on two distinct impacts of climate change and pollution on overall water supply in the country:

1. Floods

2. Droughts

The objective was to understand the trends, causes, and impact on human settlements, food security and economic activity and explore solutions as a collaborative effort between experts, researchers and policymakers with the underlying objective that improved management and governance can help Pakistan mitigate the impact of climate change.