Pioneering knowledge base launched: Pakistan Water Gateway

24 March 2011 | News story

Following up from this year's World Water Day and the call for action, IUCN Pakistan successfully launched a comprehensive water knowledge base, the Pakistan Water Gateway.

The Pakistan Water Gateway is intended to enhance access to information on water resources and knowledge available on the Web. It is a pioneering web-based knowledge product archiving information on a range of water issues pertaining to Pakistan.

The Pakistan Water Gateway is a reference repository for an evolving body of water resource knowledge. It will link government, civil society, media, experts, donors and the general public with their global counterparts, weaving a web of information and experience sharing.

The knowledge base also serves to assess and disseminate shared experiences, publicize policies, guidelines and facilitates cooperation for a scientific discourse. It provides links to the current national and international programmes on water, and functions as an interactive point for sharing and browsing websites of water-related organizations, government bodies and NGOs. The site contains comprehensive papers on critical water issues, experts’ opinion and a list of institutions working on water-related themes, as well as communities' voices and experiences.

The Pakistan Water Gateway weblink: http://www.waterinfo.net.pk

For more information, please contact:

Hamid Sarfraz, Programme Coordinator
IUCN Pakistan. IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
Islamabad Program Office, House No. 21 Street No. 88, G-6/3
Islamabad. Phone: +92 51 2271027 – 34, Fax: +92 51 2271 017
Hamid.SARFRAZ@iucn.org