Supporting better management of groundwater in Pakistan: A collaborative approach

Michael Mitchell, Catherine Allan, Saira Akhtar, Syed Khair, Tehmina Mangan, Kanza Javad

Research output: Other contribution to conferenceAbstract


Like Australia, Pakistan is a country of droughts and flooding rains. Pakistan is among the top ten countries most severely impacted by climate change and is expected to be declared water scarce by 2025. The Indus Basin irrigation system no longer provides enough supply for Pakistan’s agricultural needs, meaning farmers increasingly rely on groundwater. The Australian government is supporting a four-year research project to provide Pakistan’s irrigation managers with strategies to improve groundwater management and farming family livelihoods. We present a series of case studies from this project to demonstrate benefits of a collaborative approach.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
EventAustralasian Groundwater Conference - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 24 Nov 201927 Nov 2019


ConferenceAustralasian Groundwater Conference
Abbreviated titleGroundwater in a changing world
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