9th ROPME Sea Area Hydrographic Commission (RSAHC) Meeting
March 4, 2021
World Hydrographic Day celebrations 2020
March 16, 2021

Sea Water Intrusion Project

Seawater Intrusion (SWI) is a phenomenon in which seawater migrates inland into the fresh ground water aquifer near coast. Sea Level Rise, Sea Water Intrusion and land subsidence are major emerging issues in several coastal cities of Pakistan. These problems are not only affecting the suitability of ground water for drinking but also threatening livestock and network of irrigation canals. Govt. has approved a project where National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) is required to conduct long term scientific study together with Pakistan Navy Hydrographic Department (PNHD), SUPARCO and Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) to formulate mitigation measures. In this study, continuous topographic, hydrographic and oceanographic observations will be conducted for developing vulnerability index of Pakistan’s coastal areas and to identify hotspots etc.