KWP’s work on the design and development of Smart Devices is accepted in the 48th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society-IECON. Paper title: ‘Design and Implementation of Smart Flowmeter for Urban Water Metering’. Authors: Junaid Ahmed Memon, Abdul Rehman, Ahsan Ali, Sarwan Shah, Hassaan F. Khan

We demonstrate the effect of socioeconomic & political inequalities in determining a community’s level of water security, using a mixed-methods approach. We conduct a total of 465 household surveys supplemented with participant observation & stakeholder interviews.

KARACHI: Lyari’s water problem, and those of similar settlements across Karachi, cannot be resolved by only augmenting water supply as often stated in public discourse and water utility plans. Rather, institutional structures and policies are needed to ensure equitable access to existing water supply system, says a study recently published in an international journal.

Investigating Water Use in Low-Income Households

On September 22, 2022 KWP hosted an event that focused on discussing findings from its study that seeks to quantify household water use and its determinants in low-income water-scarce communities. Habib Alum Sara Intikhab from the class of 2022 and Ali Arif from the class of 2023 presented the study findings and insights from the field.

Karachi Water Project hosted its second event of the semester on Thursday, September 15th. The event focused on sharing findings from our recently published study that uses a mixed-methods approach to quantify socioeconomic and political factors that contribute to household water insecurity beyond just a ‘shortage’ of water.

Karachi Water Project hosted its first event of the fall semester 2022.

Several HU student researchers talked about the extensive research work they carried out to study the water challenges in Karachi. Our team includes students from social development and policy (SDP), electrical engineering (EE), computer engineering (CE), and communication and design (CND). It is a showcase of how interdisciplinary research work is carried out to address the water-related issues faced by residents of Karachi.

On March 31, 2022 KWP hosted a DSSE Public Lecture Series (PLS) event titled Solving our water crises through technology: Challenges and Opportunities. The event featured two invited speakers, Dr. Abubakr Mohammad (LUMS) and Junaid Memon (Habib University) who spoke about their respective research work focusing on designing technology-based solutions to help improve water management in farms and in households across Pakistan.

A panel talk hosted by students in Habib University working on one of the studies by the KWP:

Water insecurity and social justice. The study focuses on Lyari as a multi-ethnic area and how water plays a significant role in the lives of its residents. Students from Habib University who are working on the study presents their perspective and learnings. Students and faculty from different schools attend the talk and gained knowledge about the study and its findings.

Linking Water (In)Security to Social Justice

On March 17, 2022 KWP hosted a panel discussion featuring invited speakers discussing access to water from a social justice perspective. The invited speakers included Ms. Mahim Maher, Dr. Noman Ahmed, and Farhan Anwar. The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Hassaan F. Khan.