A consultative meeting on recently approved National Water Policy took place at the US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro on Wednesday.
The meeting was chaired by Dr Tariq Banuri of the University of Utah, USA, and attended by several national experts and visiting delegation of the University of Utah, USA. Dr Banuri briefed the participants about various elements of the policy, including the need to develop a coherent framework to guide its implementation. A useful framework to achieve this objective is the water Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) together with its specific targets, he remarked.
The participants noted various gaps and identified research needs to support policy implementation. Dr Aslam Chaudhry of the University of Utah mentioned the need for further elaborating specific actions and measures to translate policy into action.