Water quality as well quantity; are among the huge issues of Thar and adjoining areas. Water is core area of interest of AWARE and now specialty, because there is no such NGO in area working specifically on water issues. In beginning this was decided by AWARE Team to conduct underground water analysis of Thar. In the result of that research fluoride contamination in underground water of Thar identified. Sensitization of stakeholders is AWARE’s ongoing activity on this issue.
Thar Needs Integrated Approaches for Development, Management & Use of Water Resources 2003
First time in history an intensive research on underground water of Thar has been conducted with support of PCSIR and highlighted issue of fluoride contamination in area
Health effects of fluoride contamination and its cure: a study with Dow Medical University Karachi is in ongoing process. 124 patients are under observation
Publishing pamphlets in local language on importance of water
Importance of Prosopis Juliflora (Devi Tree) conducted and published
Water is Life: An informative material compiled and published in Sindhi for awareness raising purposes
Duration: Initiated in 2003 and still ongoing.
Partners: PCSIR Karachi & AWARE
Location: Covered area, Tharparkar and Thar Desert area falling in District Umerkot
Funding Source: PCSIR Karachi & Philanthropists