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Scholar urges Pakistan to use RS for water management

Pakistan: Pakistan is facing huge water crisis with per capita water availability of 1,000 cubic meters. By 2050, the situation will be alarming with 550 cubic meters per capita, observed Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan. He was addressing an international seminar, Remote Sensing and Hydrological Modelling for irrigation Water Management
Dr Khan suggested that remote sensing (RS) technology can be used to curb the crisis of water scarcity in the country. He further stated that remote sensing can help provide important data to predict crop productivity and analyse irrigation promotion. He stressed the need to promote demand-based system for the water management, with no wastage of water in the country. Electronic and digital application is the need of the hour to bring a paradigm shift in term of data, modelling of cropping, he added.
Dr Bernhard Tischbeins from University of Bonn, Germany, who was the guest of honour at the seminar, observed that the issue of water crisis can be tackled by educating people about the methods of saving water and alleviating water wastage in the country. Adding further, Dr Tischbeins said that people should be aware about the modern practices and water management so that a tangible reduction in the water wastage could be witnessed.
Source: Business Recorder