Government of Pakistan
Ministry of Science and Technology


Water Research for Changing World


PCRWR Profile

Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) was established in 1964 through a resolution. Now, PCRWR is a body corporate, established by Act No.1 of 2007 dated April 14, 2007. The management of the Council consists of the Board of Governors, the Chairman and the Executive Committee. Since its inception, PCRWR has played its role, as a national research organization, by undertaking and promoting research in various disciplines of water sector, more specifically, irrigation, drainage, surface and groundwater management, groundwater recharge, watershed management, desertification control, rainwater harvesting, water quality assessment and monitoring, water conservation and development of water quality improvement technologies, etc. with its Headquarter in Islamabad, its eight Regional Offices/Research Centers are located at Tandojam, Quetta, Bahawalpur, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, Gilgit and Muzaffarabad.

Major Research Areas

Water Management

  • Crop Water Requirements
  • Water Conservation.
  • Groundwater Investigations
  • Hydrology Modeling & GIS/RS
  • Recharge of Depleted Aquifers
  • Watershed Management
  • Draining and Land Reclamation

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Water Quality

  • Regular monitoring of water quality of surface, sub-surface water, sewerage and industrial effluents.
  • Development of low cost water testing and treatment/filtration technologies.
  • Development of national water quality database

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Desrtification Control

  • Rainwater Harvesting.
  • Sand Dune Stabilization.
  • Rangeland Management.
  • Grassland Development.
  • Saline Agriculture

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