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Progress on the Pakistan Water Development Report

A meeting of the lead authors of the Pakistan Water Development Report (PWDR) was held on August 10th, 2016 at PCRWR Headquarters Islamabad. The PWDR will be […]

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Sindh CM, governor lay foundation of first phase of K-IV water project

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the first phase of the […]

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Pakistan’s provincial water disputes: a way forward

The Water Apportionment Accord is an agreement on the sharing of waters of the Indus Basin between the provinces of Pakistan. It is based largely […]

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Additional waters closed as ‘unprecedented’ Utah Lake algal bloom moves north

  By EMMA PENROD | The Salt Lake Tribune Algal monitoring efforts continue to move northward as state environmental officials strive to get a handle […]


U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at the University of Utah (USPCASW, UU) is a world class education and applied research center dedicated to resolving Pakistan’s water crises through applied research, developing specialist human resource and technologies; academia-industry collaboration; and policy formulation.

USPCASW is part of the Centers for Advanced Studies (CAS) program funded by USAID. Under the CAS Program, universities from U.S. with expertise in agriculture, water, and energy will be connected as sister schools with Pakistani universities and conduct joint applied research, student and faculty exchanges, joint revision of curriculum, and conferences. By the end of the program, the three centers will be ready to serve as research hubs, policy think tanks, and incubators for innovation to mitigate Pakistan’s key development challenges.

USPCASW, UU is generating cost-effective and sustainable solutions to Pakistan’s challenges related to water, while educating the next generation of scientists, engineers, and policy makers through innovative academic programs and empowering women scientists and researchers to actively participate in applied research to solve Pakistan’s contemporary problems.

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