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Community mobilization indispensable to increase water resilience in Hunza

water in shimshal valley

By Ahsan Jamil Multipronged approaches are fundamental to cope with the existing water challenge for the communities of Hunza valley. The valley brims with water resources including rivers, glaciers, springs yet climate change enters as spoiler and causes freezing of tap water and lakes that account for domestic and agricultural use. The resilience of local communities can be boosted to ...

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Effective water stewardship vital to address water challenges in Hunza

water in hunza

By Ahsan Jamil Nothing is more painful than having the source and yet not utilizable, a treasure in an unreachable depth, good for nothing. Hunza valley experiences the identical situation as far as the water availability is concerned throughout the year. There are plenty of water sources in the valley; glaciers topping the list, precipitation, river water, and the spring ...

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Pakistan facing climate ‘calamity’ if warnings go unheeded

PMD

By AFP KARACHI: Karachi, 2050: The sprawling megacity lies crumbling, desiccated by another deadly heatwave, its millions of inhabitants suffering life-threatening water shortages and unable to buy bread that has become too expensive to eat. It sounds like the stuff of dystopian fiction but it could be the reality Pakistan is facing. With its northern glaciers melting and its population surging — ...

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Adapting agriculture to climate change must for achieving food security in Gilgit-Baltistan

climate change

By Ahsan Jamil Over last several years, steadily surging temperatures in different mountain valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region in Pakistan’s north have increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, particularly reduction of agricultural land due to rivers expansion, and flash floods due to rising number of glacial lakes that have touched more than 3000 as of now. This has put ...

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Nightmare is over: Attabad Disaster Reflection

PC: Faiz Ali

Tariq Rahim Baig I should neither congratulate on the opening of new tunnel at Attabad area nor should I deny the hardships, that have been faced by the people of upper Hunza, Gojal. We should be thankful to God almighty first then those who in any aspects contributed for the people of the area. What has been done, the hardships ...

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