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VIA biotechnology: PU, WASA join hands for sewage treatment

The Faisalabad water and sanitation agency has joined hands with the Punjab University to work on research and develop wastewater treatment mechanisms through environmental biotechnology. PU’s botany department and WASA Faisalabad signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday to establish industry-academia link to promote demand-driven applied research. The institutions would …

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Municipal services: WASA formally activated in Abbottabad

The Water and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) formally started its operations in Abbottabad on Saturday. The move came after the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) and the Public Health Engineering departments handed their staff, services and property to Wasa at a ceremony at the new authority’s offices in Habibullah Colony. WASA chairman …

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Water shortage in Pakistan

Although water is an omnipresent resource, yet many regions in the world are on the verge of water depletion. Pakistan is one of those countries, which according to a recent survey, touched “water stress line” in 1990’s and “water scarcity line” in 2005. The survey conducted by Pakistan Council of …

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Accountability matters

Around 62 percent of Pakistan’s urban and 84 percent of its rural population does not treat their water before consumption, and as a result millions of cases of diarrheal diseases are registered in hospitals. A large percent of deaths in the country can be attributed to drinking of polluted water. …

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Pakistan failing to manage its abundant fresh water supply

The absence of a water policy and the negligence of the authorities towards the issue has made Pakistan one of the countries most vulnerable to water scarcity. The world is celebrating International Day of Water today, which is meant to focus on the importance of water. Pakistan, which was always …

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Sanitation conditions in Kohat to improve soon

Water Supply and Sanitation Company (WSSC), Kohat, chief executive Arif Rauf has said that all complaints of the local people will be resolved soon after the induction of remaining 50 per cent machinery. He said that at present 70 sweepers transferred from the tehsil municipal administration to WSSC were working, …

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Accounting for water

Water is not only for life water is life. This quote by the United Nations Secretary-General has been used over and over at various forums, and by various experts, policy makers and stakeholders alike. However, where these words signify the critical importance of water for all human aspects, its practical …

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