Calibration of 14 canals of the Guddu, Sukkur and Kotri Barrages will be conducted following the WB guideline for proper water management
By Rehan Khan Khushik
Dr. Charles Burt, a renowned water expert from ITRC California USA visited the Ghotki feeder at Guddu Barrage for the calibration of the water inflow measurement of canals.
Dylan Goodwin of ITRC water expert, Sajid Ali Bhutto chief engineer of newly established Barrages Management Unit (BMU) Sindh irrigation department accompanied him and took part in calibration of the canals on third consecutive day on Wednesday.
Dr. Charles Burt and Dylan Goodwin water expert were on a three-day visit of the canals for calibration.
ITRC is a center of excellence housed within the BioResource and Agricultural Engineering (BRAE) Department of California Polytechnic State University.
“To know the flow measurement of the canals, the calibration of the canals was started and after this calibration of the canals, the engineers of Sindh Irrigation Department will be trained to distribute the water in the canals and barrages judiciously as per availability,” said Dr. Charles Burt.
“This is the technical-based calibration of the canals and it would be continued at all canals series wise,” Dylan Goodwin said.
“It is baseline calibration of the canals and barrages according to World Bank guide lines,” Sajid Ali Bhutto chief engineer BMU told.
“Renowned water experts shared the expertise in calibration for ensuring accurate measurement and efficient management of water resources,” he said.
He said that through calibration of the canals, the systematic distribution of water will be happened.
“Calibration of 14 canals of the Guddu, Sukkur and Kotri Barrages will be conducted following the World Bank guideline under the Barrages Management Unit with support of Sindh Barrages Improvement Project funded by World Bank for proper distribution of the water to the canals from the barrages,” he added.
He said that calibration of the canals will be continued for one and half a year.
Assistant Engineers of Sindh Barrages Improvement Project Fatah Memon and Faisal Shaikh also accompanied the water experts.
Faisal shaikh said that it is learning process and will be fruitful for young professionals.
Abdul Fatah Memon said that that experiences gained under Dr. Charles Burt’s, will be helpful for ensuring systematic water distribution at canals.