Case Study #103

Area of the Lower Chenab Canal System

Governance Level


Water management topics addressed

Water abstraction for irrigation and other economic activities; Water quality issues: Other reasons

#103: Area of the Lower Chenab Canal System


The broad aims are finding  technically, economically and institutionally feasible ways of increasing the efficiency and productivity of water use along the entire cotton-textile value chain; contribute to a sustainable water resource management by increasing efficiency in cotton irrigation, optimizing dyes and process chemicals use, improving textile machinery, establishing suitable wastewater treatment , and analytical instruments for water pollution monitoring.

Main challenges are introducing sustainable policies is complicated by a lack of capable and strong administrations as well as a lack of respect for laws and regulations in Pakistan (“weak institutional framework”).

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