Project Members

Dr. Toqeer Ahmed

Dr. Toqeer Ahmed has been working as Assistant Professor at Centre for Climate Research and development (CCRD), COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) since 2014. Before joining CCRD, he worked as Assistant Professor at Dept. of Environmental Sciences COMSATS University Abbottabad. Since his education, he has worked at responsible positions in several different Government departments and R & D organizations. He has completed several national projects as well as international projects in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, UK and International NGOs. He has >30 research publications in the field of food and water quality assessment, wastewater treatment, climate impacts on health and Nano-biotechnology. Dr. Ahmed has lectured and presented Research Papers in both national and international conferences. Since his Ph.D. he has been working in the field of water related research and completed more than 10 R&D related projects. He is the P.I. of Smart water metering and pricing project”.

Mr. Hassaan Sipra

I am a Scientific Officer at Centre for Climate Research and Development, COMSATS University Islamabad. My work focuses on water conservation, climate impacts and air pollution. Previously, I have served at Lahore Waste Management Company and Asian Development Bank. I have a Master’s in Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a Bachelor’s in Economics and Environmental Science from Westminster College MO.

Mr. Muhammad Zahir

Mr. Muhammad Zahir is an Environmentalist and currently working as Research Associate at CCRD. He has done M.phil Environmental Sciences from University of Haripur (UoH). Previously he worked as a Coordinator with HEED Association of ERRA project on Promotion of Rain Water Harvesting Project (PRWHP) in Abbottabad District. His research interest is Climate change and its impact on water resources, food security and climate modeling regarding water resource management.

Mr. Raheel Azher

Mr. Raheel Azher is currently working in Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD), COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI). He has done MCS from Preston University Islamabad. He is a Web Developer by Profession. He also help's students of different universities, in making their final projects. He has done many project's as a free lancer.

Eng. Faizan ul Hasan

He has more than 17 years of experience in water sector particularly research and development activities on different issues of water supply and treatment, irrigation and water/soil conservation in various areas of Pakistan. He is currently working as Director (Water Management) at Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources.

Ms. Saiqa Imran

She has more than 13 years of experience in water sector. She has performed significant role in monitoring water quality of various resources of Pakistan either for agriculture, industrial or domestic use. She is currently performing her duties as Senior Research Officer, whereas she is also Incharge of Commercialization and Innovation Cell (CIC) at PCRWR.

Mr. Anwaar Ahmad

He is trained anthropologist and have more than 7 years of experience in conducting, managing and report writing of social surveys and ethnographies. He is specialized in conducted household surveys, data analysis and report writing. He is currently working as Anthropologist at Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources.

Project Advisory

Professor Dr. Wolfgang Kinzelbach

Wolfgang Kinzelbach has been Full Professor of Hydromechanics at ETH Zurich from January 1996 to August 2014. Prof. Kinzelbach was born in 1949 in Germersheim, Germany. He studied physics at the Universities of Mainz and Munich, and environmental engineering at Stanford University. He earned his doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe. He was recipient of a scholarship from the German Fellowship Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). His professional activities have taken him to the North-East College of Arts and Science at Maiduguri, Nigeria, the Nuclear Research Center in Karlsruhe, and the Environmental Research Institute of the Academia Sinica in Beijing. He completed his habilitation requirement at the University of Stuttgart in 1987. In 1988 he was appointed full professor of Technical Hydraulics and Hydrology at the University of Kassel and in 1993 full professor of Environmental Physics at the University of Heidelberg. His research focused on flow and transport processes in the environment with practical applications in water resources management, pollution control, remediation and nuclear waste isolation. His current main interest is sustainable water resources management in arid and semi-arid regions, mainly in Africa and China. Among other things he was awarded the European "Förderpreis" of the Körber Foundation, the Henry Darcy medal of the European Geophysical Society, the Saudi-Arabian Prince Sultan International Prize for Water and the Muelheim Water Award. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and Distinguished Affiliated Professor of the Technical University of Munich. He has published 5 books and more than 150 ISI-articles. Since his retirement in 2014 Prof. Kinzelbach is heading the SDC-funded China-project “Rehabilitation and management strategy for over-pumped aquifers under a changing climate” under a mandate by ETH Zurich

Dr. Haijing Wang

Dr. Haijing Wang studied environmental engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and environmental hydraulics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her technical expertise covers regional water management, remote sensing for water demand and consumption modeling and wastewater disposal modeling. She focuses on problems where resources scarcity is not only directly affecting local livelihoods but also constraining a sound development of the overall economy.

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