LAHORE - WAPDA and University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) have signed MoU to work together to support research and training activities leading to sustainable development and management of water resources for agricultural sector in Pakistan.

WAPDA Chairman Zafar Mahmood and UAF Vice-chancellor Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan signed the MoU here at WAPDA House.

Speaking on the occasion, Zafar said that 90 percent water in Pakistan was used by the agriculture, hence, there was a dire need to focus this sector for water conservation by introducing latest irrigation techniques instead of the traditional one, which was known as flood irrigation. This will not only help us check wastage of water but also enhance productivity of water, he added.

Dr. Iqrar said that promoting the prudent and productive use of water in agriculture was close to their heart, adding that by signing the MoU, they will be able to work with WAPDA to promote this cause.

He expressed the hope that collaboration between WAPDA and the University of Agriculture Faisalabad will help escalate the process of change in agriculture sector.

WAPDA had already signed MoU with Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro for water management and will soon sign MoU of similar nature with Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam.