Caretaker Federal Minister Dr. Kausar Abdullah Malik said that every member of the society has to take steps to protect water to achieve sustainable development. He said that we also worked on Laser Land Leveling to utilize minimum quantity of water in irrigation sector. He said that it is the need of the hour to raise awareness among the public about the importance of water and water safety, water security is the secret of our bright and successful future. He expressed these views while addressing the high level inaugural session of “PRE-COP28 Accelerating The Water-Food-Climate Nexus Transformation Pathways for Pakistan” organized at a local hotel in Islamabad.
British High Commissioner H.E Jane Marriott OBE, Ambassador, Kingdom of the Netherlands H.E Henny Fokel De Vries, Ambassador of Poland H.E Maciej Pisarski, Deputy High Commissioner, Australia High Commission H.E. Danielle Cashen, Mission Director USAID H.E. Kate Somvongsiri and Director General International Water Management Institute (IWNI) Mr. Mark Smith were also present on the occasion.
Dr. Kausar Abdullah Malik said that water is essential for human life, forests, agriculture and all living things, but despite this, many parts of the world today are deeply insecure-water. He said that water security is deeply intertwined with climate security, water risks are intensifying around the world as climate change tightens its grip and shocks the planet’s hydrological system.
Caretaker Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research said that that water conservation is indispensable for improving agriculture, food system and for economic development. He said that in the new era of water risk, governments, businesses, water users and people from all sectors related to water must use all resources and effective measures to protect water. Dr. Kausar Abdullah Malik said that due to the lack of immediate and bold measures, water security could lead to further deterioration.