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Talk18 on Is the Murray-Darling Basin Success Relevant and Beneficial to Indus Basin?

What is the Murray–Darling Basin Plan?

The Murray–Darling Basin Plan provides a coordinated approach to water use across the Murray–Darling Basin’s four states and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). It is a major step forward in Australian water reform, balancing environmental, social and economic considerations by setting water use to an environmentally sustainable level. The Basin Plan balances social, economic and environmental demands on the Basin’s water resources, to ensure there are:

  • Strong and vibrant communities with sufficient water of a suitable quality for drinking and domestic uses (including in times of drought), as well as for cultural and recreational purposes
  • Productive and resilient industries that have long-term confidence in their future, particularly for food and fibre production
  • Healthy and diverse ecosystems with rivers regularly connected to their creeks, billabongs and floodplains, and ultimately


LEAD Pakistan is hosting an interactive session on “Is the Murray-Darling Basin Success Relevant and Beneficial to Indus Basin?as part of its LEADING Perspectives series on Managing Shared Basins. The guest speaker for this session is Dr. Bashir Ahmad. During this session, he will talk about the relevance of Murray Darling Basin with Indus Basin, and how we can follow their footsteps to plan and manage our sparse and highly variable water resources.


Speaker Profile

Dr. Bashir Ahmad is a professional hydrologist with a total of 22 years of professional experience in research, academia and consultancy services. He holds PhD (Civil Engineering) from Tokyo University, M.E. (Hydrology) from UET Lahore and B.E. (Agri.) from University of Agricultural Faisalabad. Currently, he is serving as National Climate Change Coordinator of Ministry of Food Security & Research and Program leader Climate Change in Pakistan Agriculture Research Council. He has been serving Pakistan Agriculture Research Council in various capacities including Director Water, Director Environment, Director Dams Command Area in PARC, Program Leader for Resource Use Planning and Climate Change, NRM coordinator PARC Institute of Advance studies of QAU. Dr. Bashir has more than 40 publications (Impact factor: 27) 03 book chapters, 06 policy paper etc. He has developed and executed 15 projects (International-5, National -10) and is currently implementing 03 regional projects.

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Start Date:06/07/2018
End Date:06/07/2018
Last Date for Registration:06/06/2018


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