Invited talk: Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies 

Tufts University

Title: Environmental Justice and Equity in a South Asian Megacity

April 2024

Watch a recording of the presentation here!

New Publication!
Household water insecurities and willingness to pay in Karachi
December 2023
Journal: Water Policy

This study investigates households’ willingness to pay for improvements in water services and their bill payment behavior.

Invited talk: Hoch-Cunningham Environmental Lecture Series

Tufts University

Title: Investigating how much water Karachi actually needs

November 2023

Watch a recording of the presentation here!

Read more about the talk here!

New Publication!
Quantifying Household Water Use and Its Determinants in Low-Income, Water-Scarce Households in Karachi
September 2023
Journal: Water

This study quantifies water use in low-income water stressed households and identifies the factors that influence water use. 

Invited talk: World Bank Webinar Series (Virtual)

Title: Water Justice and Equity in the Megacity of Karachi 

May 2023

This event featured a discussion on the issues of equity associated with water access and water pricing in low-income communities of the coastal megacity of Karachi. A moderated panel discussion followed the presentation which highlighted  the challenges faced by Karachi’s water utility authority, and an evaluation of its performance regarding sustainable provision of safe, reliable, and adequate water in low-income neighborhoods.

The design and development of the Smart Water Meter presented at 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

KWP research featured in Dawn

Study highlights severe inequities in water access in Karachi

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.

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.

Invited Talk: Investigating Water Use in Low-Income Households

October 2022

This event shared findings from ongoing research that seeks to quantify household water use and its determinants in low-income water-scarce communities. Along with PI Dr. Hassaan Khan, Sara Intikhab (Class of 2022) and Ali Arif (Class of 2023) presented the study findings and insights from the field.

Panel Discussion: Insights from field work in Karachi's informal settlements

September 2022

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

DSSE Public Lecture Series: Solving water crises through technology: challenges and opportunities.

March 2022

KWP hosted a DSSE Public Lecture Series (PLS) event titled Solving 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 work focusing on designing technology-based solutions to help improve water management in farms and in households across Pakistan.

Panel Discussion: What I learned from a summer in the field

April 2022

Student researchers present their perspective and learnings from the various studies they are involved in.

Panel Discussion: Who gets access to water in Karachi?

March 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.