WIT Director Speaks at Project Completion Seminar at Jamshoro University
U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro held the Project Completion Seminar on “Closed-loop Secondary-level Canal Monitoring for Equitable and Reliable Distribution of Water”, presented by Dr. Abu Bakar Muhammad, (Director WIT) and Dr. Abdul Latif Qureshi (USPCAS-W), Principal Investigators of this research study.
Engr. Abdul Basit Soomro Chairman Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority participated as the guest of honor with Dr. Bakhshal Khan Lashari (Project Director) and Dr. Rasool Bux Mahar (Deputy Director, USPCASW) as speakers in this seminar.
The project successfully deployed smart irrigation grid for three distributaries (minors) fed canal command in the Sindh Province and created database for storing the real time data. An end-user application was also developed for visualization and control of water levels and flows in head, middle and tail of the selected distributaries.
This project was completed with the collaboration of USPCAS-W MUET Jamshoro and Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority (SIDA), Nara Canal AWB, with technical support from University of Utah, USA and Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS), Lahore. The project study will help to monitor and manage the canals to achieving the sustainable development goal of tackling water use and scarcity.