Two Days Workshop on "Current Status of Water Quality and Fish Health of Rivers Kabul & Swat"

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  • 10:00 am
  • Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar

Pakistan is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world. River Kabul and its tributaries including River Swat are major freshwater sources in the KP that serve almost all the water needs of most of the areas. These rivers also serve as a rich source of various fish species which local populations depend on for their livelihood as well as the tourism industry. For over two decades, there have been complaints about the declining water quality of these rivers and reduced crop production, decline in fish numbers as well as reports of mysterious fish kills. The deteriorating water quality has ultimately affected the livelihoods of rural communities along Rivers Kabul and Swat.

About the workshop: The Department of Environmental Sciences at University of Peshawar under Higher Education Commission’s Thematic Research Grant has been actively involved in water quality assessment and determining the impact on community livelihood. A Two days workshop on “Current status of water quality and Fish Health on Rivers Kabul and Swat” has been organized in this connection for initiating an awareness and dialogue process. The workshop is open to Government and Non-Government organization, Academia and Research institutions working in the field of water quality and governance sectors. Faculty, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students are encouraged to attend.


Venue: Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar

Date &Time: 26-27 November, 2018

Contact Us: Registration and further details please Contact

Mr. Asad Ali
Dept. of Environmental Sciences



Dr. Bushra Khan
Project Principal Investigator
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar