16.08.2017 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

River Survey Equipment and Training for Pakistani Institutions

Project partners’ coordination meeting with PMD, PCRWR, ICHARM, UET, NUST, and CDPM

31 July 2017 and 3-7 August 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan

 

ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) equipment were handed over from Director UNESCO Islamabad Office, Ms Vibeke Jensen to Chairman PCRWR Dr Muhammad Ashraf (Pakistan Council for Research on Water Resources) on the 31 July 2017 in Islamabad within the framework of the Japanese Government supported project on “Strengthening Flood Management Capacity in Pakistan, phase 2”. The equipment includes a Teledyne RDI RiverRay, a RiverPro and the tethered boats as well as a Ryukan (non-contact current meter) and will allow precision measurements on river discharges and river profiling in high and low flows for better understanding on the river systems and ultimately their better modelling within the flood forecasting model Indus-IFAS (Integrated Flood Analysis System) developed by ICHARM (International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management under the auspices of UNESCO), Tsukuba, Japan.

The equipment includes a Teledyne RDI RiverRay, a RiverPro and the tethered boats as well as a Ryukan (non-contact current meter) and will allow precision measurements on river discharges and river profiling in high and low flows for better understanding on the river systems and ultimately their better modelling within the flood forecasting model Indus-IFAS (Integrated Flood Analysis System) developed by ICHARM (International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management under the auspices of UNESCO), Tsukuba, Japan.

Picture 1: ADCP equipment handing over ceremony

The handing over ceremony was followed by a project partners’ coordination meeting chaired by UNESCO project leader Prof Shahbaz Khan, Director of the Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (Picture 2).

Picture 2: Project partners’ coordination meeting with PMD, PCRWR, ICHARM, UET, NUST, and CDPM

21 engineers from PCRWR, the four provincial irrigation departments of Pakistan, KP, Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, WAPDA (Water and Power Development Authority) and PMD (Pakistan Meteorological Department) received an intensive 5 days hands-on training (3-7 August 2017) delivered by ICHARM team led by Dr Atsuhiro Yorozuya (Picture 3). The training included measurements on Jhelum river and a competition between two teams of trainees for the lowest variations on discharge measurements over 10 consecutive paths reflecting boat navigational skills and equipment understanding (Picture 4)

Picture 3: ICHARM classroom training in PCRWR

Picture 4: Training on Jhelum River

Now PCRWR team of engineers are ready to deploy and measure cross-sections and discharges during this flood season in the Eastern Rivers.

For further details, please contact s.khan(at)unesco.org 

 




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