Thursday, November 26, 2015

Shah Latif University holds seminar on Sindh water issues

SUKKUR: The Department of Geography at Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur sorted out a course 'Impacts of Drought on Irrigation and Agriculture Activities' in a joint effort with Institute of Space Technology (IST), Karachi on Wednesday.

SALU, Shikarpur Campus Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Lutfullah Mangi managed the course and Dr Badar Ghauri of IST, SUPARCO was the boss visitor.

Dr Mangi said dry season has been a piece of our surroundings since the start of written history. Dry season impacts watering system and agribusiness as well as makes a chain of responses in alternate segments of the economy.

He brought up that it has been assessed by UN, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that dry spells are the world's costliest normal fiasco, representing six to eight billion dollars every year, and affecting a larger number of individuals than alternate types of characteristic catastrophes.

The FAO likewise reports that the recurrence, force and length of time of dry seasons were relied upon to ascend as an aftereffect of environmental change with an expanding human and monetary toll.

Dr Mumtaz Hussain Mahar, Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences said progressive governments in Pakistan have been taking a shot at covering of waterways and water courses, new product examples, and dry cultivating strategies, similar to dribble watering system technique.

In any case, lamentably, there is absence of mindfulness in such manner, and individuals are not so much mindful about the reasons and outcomes of environmental change.

He recommended that mindfulness ought to be a piece of our training.

Dr Badar Ghauri conveyed his presentation on Drought Monitoring System for Sindh. He said it was important to recognize dry season inclined ranges in Sindh to add to a technique and decide dry spell seriousness, using satellite-based information, to relate the effect of meteorological dry season with farming dry spell and to build up the Drought Monitoring Decision Support System (DM-DSS).

Issues of Fresh Water Resources and Management in Sindh were talked about by Prof Mohammad Rafique Dhanani, University of Sindh, Jamshoro. He uncovered that water anxiety was a developing concern everywhere throughout the world.

The measure of per capita water accessibility diminished fundamentally from 5,300 cubic meters in 1951 to 850 cubic meters in 2013.

He said Sindh was for the most part dry area where precipitation was low and variable. The state of new water assets relying on neighborhood precipitation may be analyzed by the measure of precipitation and number of blustery days in diverse zones of Sindh.

Prof Ayaz Hussain Abro, Principal, Khairpur College of Agricultural, Engineering and Technology, Khairpur talked on Effects of Droughts on Agriculture and Livestock in Tharparkar.

He said, more than 40 to 70 percent desert populace move to torrent territories of Indus stream to discover work and meadows for creatures.

A noteworthy impact of dry season has been seen in accessibility of grains, drain and nourish/feed of domesticated animals.

Low product yields result in high market costs of grains and feed.

It is assessed that nearby exchange has fallen by more than 70 percent, he included.

Prof Dr Mohammad Hanif, IST, SUPARCO, Islamabad talked on Food Security: Geospatial Monitoring of Water and Agriculture Sectors. "We need to demonstrate that we are utilizing this rare asset proficiently, he said.

He proposed that agribusiness research, instructive change and hey tech exploration were key for sustenance security. Broadening of sustenance propensities may be advanced as well, he included.

Dr Arjumand Zaidi, IST, SUPARCO, Karachi chatted on Watercourse Improvement Efforts in Sindh: Are the Goals Achieved?

She proposed concentrating on real issues of farming and watering system parts of Sindh, and to enhance the productivity, unwavering quality, and value of watering system water dispersion at watercourse levels.

She said lion's share of the focused on errands of National Program for Improvement of Water and Sindh On-Farm Water Management Program, including watercourses change have been finished in this way.