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PEER Kabul River Basin Forum
July 3, 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka

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The 2017 PEER Kabul River Basin Forum was held on July 3, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A one-day event ahead of the Indus Basin Knowledge Forum hosted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the Kabul River Basin Forum was an opportunity for PEER researchers in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan working in the Kabul River Basin to interact with each other and share their experience and results. In addition, the Forum provided an opportunity for representatives from various USAID Missions, US Embassies, governments, and donor agencies to learn more about PEER research in the Kabul River Basin and to build connections with PEER researchers. This Forum convened 20 participants in total: 10 PEER researchers, 5 U.S Government representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Washington, 3 representatives of the Afghan academic community, and 1 representative each from the Word Bank and DFID. In addition to bringing together this diverse group of researchers and stakeholders to network and form new collaborations, the Forum attendees were also invited to participate in the Indus Basin Knowledge Forum being held in Colombo from July 4 – 6, 2017.

Speaker Presentations

PEER Program in the Kabul River Basin
Dr. Jason Porter, USAID/PEER

Ms. Hasina Ibrahimkhil

USAID/Pakistan Water Projects
Mr. Muhammad Nawaz, USAID/Pakistan

Water Resources Management at USAID
Mr. Andrei Barannik, USAID/OAPA

USACE Pakistan Water Resources Program: Water Resources Model Development
Mr. William Doan, P.E., USACE - U.S. Embassy Islamabad

South Asia Water Initiative
Dr. Christina Leb, The World Bank

Communicating With Your PEER Grant Manager
Dr. Dalal Najib, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

PEER Transboundary Water Research in the Kabul River Basin

Impact of Climate Change, Variability, and Land Use Change on Afghanistan's Water Resources: A Case Study of the Kabul River Basin and Amu Darya River Basin
Ms. Sediqa Hassani, Ibn-e-Sina University (Avicenna University), Kabul

Impacts of Climate Change on Transboundary Water Treaties/Sharing: A Case Study of the Kabul River Basin, Afghanistan
Ms. Fahima Sadeqinezhad, Research Center of AZMA Technical and Vocational Institute, Herat

Enhanced Engagement in Research on Kabul River Basin
Dr. Azeem Ali Shah, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Lahore

Understanding Our Joint Water-Climate Change Challenge and Exploring Policy Options for Cooperation on the Afghan-Pak Transboundary Kabul River Basin
Ms. Hina Lotia, Leadership for Environment And Development (LEAD) Pakistan, Islamabad

Regionalization of the Global Integrated Drought Monitoring and Prediction System (GIDMaPS) for Afghanistan
Dr. Khadija Jawadi, Environmental Conservation Specialist Organization of Afghanistan, Kabul

Satellite Enhanced Snowmelt Flood and Drought Predictions for the Kabul River Basin (KRB) with surface and groundwater modeling
Dr. Jay Sagin, Nazarbayev University and co-PIs Mohammad Najaf, Kabul Polytechnic University and Dr. Muhammad Abid, COMSATS, Islamabad