Dr. Bakhshal Khan Lashari, Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in Water, Mehran University, Jamshoro

Dr Lashari has more than 34 years of working experience as an educationist and Principal Scientist in the field of water resources planning, designing and management both nationally and globally. In this role, he also worked to teach postgraduate and graduate levels of engineers at various institutes around the globe. His professional career has focused on promoting economic welfare through sustainable development and management of water resources for agriculture. During his professional career, he got an opportunity to teach and research on policy planning, system design and management, training and institutional capacity building at various prestigious institutes around the globe.

Dr. Lashari has extensive work experience as an advisor and consultant with national and multi-national companies/agencies on IWRM, Interdisciplinary water resources management, policies, gender education, social mobilization, rural sanitation, and community’s development. He has also led a comprehensive action research effort on institutional reforms and water management in Pakistan from 1995-2001 at International Water Management Institute (IWMI). He has conducted major research project in the field of natural resources management which have resulted in production of high quality scientific reports and research papers. He has also evaluated several community projects on education, small entrepreneur interventions, adoption of low cost interventions for energy saving and research projects related to environment and irrigation management. Dr Lashari has been an advisor to many NGOs in strategic thinking, planning and implementation process of natural resources (land and water) management.