The sheer dearth of surface storage
in the province means people have been pushed into reducing their future water reservoirs.
Referring to the fact that the surface storage
alone doesn't provide cover against drought, the report underscores the need for effective groundwater recharge measures like developing small dams in Pothohar region and diverting floodwaters towards Cholistan and Thal deserts, besides focusing on other planned economic activities in the water-scarce areas.
The lofty solutions proposed by IWRM, such as converting surface irrigation into subsurface irrigation, converting canal conveyance into pressurised pipe conveyance systems, proposing aquifer storage as an alternative to surface storage
The second session started with the speech of Zakir Hussain Dahri, National Coordinator on Water Resources, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) on Surface Storage
and Groundwater Recharge in Pakistan.
"Alternatives to geological disposal, such as ongoing surface storage
, do not provide a permanent solution and leave future generations to take responsibility for the safe and secure management of these materials.
includes natural wetlands and reservoirs and subsurface storage consists of groundwater aquifers and soil water storage that can be accessed by plant roots, tanks, and ponds.
While the construction of Levee 37 and other storm water improvements made in the northeast section of Mount Prospect have improved the situation, existing inlets, catch basins and pipes in the storm sewer system are not designed to collect and convey such a large volume without temporary surface storage
"The waste is still in situ and needs safe surface or near surface storage
facilities in the intervening time, which cannot be of a sub-standard quality."
First, a set of polygons for each area was obtained through this method, and then the total surface storage
area (Figure 1B) was obtained with the sum of these areas.
Much of the 284 acre site, formerly owned by ICI, has been identified as a potential alternative energy or open surface storage
site in the South Tees Development Corporation masterplan, and already contains a pipeline corridor and the Northumbrian Waterworks treatment facility.
We have also developed a "National Strategy for the Wastewater Sector " and a Surface Storage
plan, the details of which are available at the following link: