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WAPDA Chairman Meets US Expert

Lahore: On Tuesday, Sajjad Ghani, the Chairman of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), held a meeting with Alexandra Campbell Ferrari, a water resources expert funded by the US Department of the Interior. The discussion centered on Pakistan’s overall water situation, the changing climatic patterns, and their impact on the nation’s water resources.

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Chairman of WAPDA, Engineer Lieutenant General Sajjad Ghani (Retired), had a meeting in his office today with water resources expert Ms. Alexandra Campbell Ferrari, who is funded by the US Department of the Interior. They engaged in a comprehensive discussion regarding the state of Pakistan’s water resources, the changing climate patterns, and their impact.

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During the meeting, the WAPDA chairman underscored the necessity for global efforts to address the adverse effects of climate change on water resources. He also briefed the expert on WAPDA’s eco-friendly strategies in response to climate change, which encompass the development of water and hydropower projects designed to support Pakistan’s economic growth.

During the meeting, the Chairman emphasized the necessity of global collaborative efforts to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change on water resources. He highlighted WAPDA’s commitment to adopting eco-friendly strategies to address climate change challenges by undertaking water and hydropower projects aimed at promoting sustainable economic growth in Pakistan.

US Water Expert Meets Wapda Chief – Pakistan

Acknowledging the support provided by the United States to WAPDA in harnessing water and hydropower resources, he expressed optimism that the visit from the US water resources expert would help identify opportunities for enhancing bilateral partnerships in water management, environmental conservation, and climate action.

The General Manager (Coordination and Monitoring) of Water elucidated WAPDA’s mission and explained how it aligns with several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Ms. Campbell Ferrari was also briefed on WAPDA’s project portfolio, which revealed that, through phased construction efforts by 2029, WAPDA plans to increase water storage by approximately 10 million acre-feet and add 10,000 megawatts to the clean, green, and cost-effective hydropower generation capacity in Pakistan.

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