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Posted On: 07, 09, 2018

Back To PostsLEAD’s Summer School: The future we want

It was another eventful day at the Summer School on ‘Managing Shared River Basins’. Day 4 of the school kicked off with the 23 participants engaging in envisioning futures for the Pakistani part of the Indus Basin. The group-based activity had participants imagine a magazine cover for the year 2050, complete with headlines and content, meant to depict the ideal future. This enabled the participants to apply a nexus thinking to develop visions for the Indus; giving priority to economic growth but not excluding other dimensions of sustainability in the process.

The afternoon was spent absorbing information about watershed and hydrology presented by learned and experienced professionals from the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) followed by hands-on application of deploying GIS tools in the computer lab. Later in the day, the participants regrouped to devise strategies to improve the demand-side management of water resources. The objective of the group exercise was to shift the focus from the historic tendency to emphasize on supply-side management and investment policies as the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm consist of these two distinct yet equally important parts. There was widespread positive response from the participants as they actively engaged in discussions and mutual critique of ideas.

This blog post is written by Aleena Humayun, Focal Person, Water Programme at  LEAD Pakistan