International Socio-Environmental Experience

Professionals of ECCS remained part of the integrated environmental protection efforts of EU’s external development policies and their contribution to global Water and Energy initiatives. It also included the study of multilateral environmental agreements for global partnership in strategic factors posed by Climate Change (CC) phenomenon which is hampering mass food production in the world. Dozens of wind power generation facilities were visited in Central Europe to study technical & environmental impacts of alternate energy options. Main parameters studied were noise, landscaping, migratory birds, stroboscopic effects, waterways, etc. Participated in the formulation of forest Carbon Accounting guidelines and REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation & forest degradation) projects to formulate Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Effect of controlled nuclear bombardment (Co59) on food quality & safety as well as the assessment of environmental health was studied while converting high fiber materials into digestible form to produce good quality human/animal protein, as a part of food security system. Working relationship with all important international donor agencies, viz. WB, ADB, IDB, JICA, USAID, EU, GTZ; international professional organizations, like NORAD, ICIMOD, IUCN, WWF; and consulting companies, as SNC-Lavalin, Ivy Engineering UK, Storm Harbour USA etc.

International Food Security Experience:  

 

Professionals have availed opportunities as Institutional Researcher and conducted genuine research in a few top 500 universities of the world (ranked in 2001) between 1983-94 and 2000-01 and participated in 14 projects. Six research projects in three Pakistani universities and ten research projects in five international universities (Poland, Germany, Denmark & USA) were completed in the start of the career where major emphasis in Pakistan was on the enhancement of meat and egg quality for human consumption. Emphasis in foreign research was focused partly on meat quality but mainly it remained on the replacement of those animal feed resources which could be competitive with human food. Almost whole bulk of research publications (22 international & 36 national research papers) was appeared in international journals during decade i.e. 1983 to 1994 in Pakistan, Poland, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Czech Republic, India, except 2 papers published in USA in 2001.

Inland Socio-Environmental Experience: 

It pertains to Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and other Environmental and Social System Analysis, for instance, IEE/ESIA and Resettlement Plan (RP) processing, due diligence, environmental auditing & POE counterpart of Water Resources Management; Power Generation (hydro, coal & solar); Transmission Line; Urban Development (Highway/Road/Building), Rural Development (poverty reduction) and Natural Resources Management. Impacts of human, industrial and agricultural effluent on aquatic resources (fishery, Indus Blind Dolphin & migratory birds) were assessed while working on Manchar & Hamal Lakes (Sindh) and Neelum, Jhelum, Chenab & Indus Rivers (including Taunsa Ramsar Sanctuary). Aquatic & terrestrial ecology were largely studied along Indus (from Bhasha to Taunsa), Gaj (Sindh), Kotli (AJK), Surkhab (Baluchistan) and Chenab (Punjab) Rivers, as well as along canal irrigation system (Area Water Boards of Punjab & Sindh). Impact of river discontinuity on fish migration due to barrages and dams as well as due to fish ladders was also studied, while impact of higher temperature on Trout was another area of deliberation.  Game Reserves and National Parks were taken into account when studied Kashmir Highway (Islamabad), Hazar Ganji (Quetta), Machiara (AJK) and Chitral Gol. Participated in GLOF (Glacial Lakes Outburst Floods) study of UNDP project at Chitral. Analysis of Food Security System in terms of food production, environment management (climate change), food supply chain, value addition & food affordability remained part and parcel of every deliberation throughout professional career. Working relationship with all important and national consulting companies, as NDC, NESPAK, DMC, SMEC-EGC, ACE, ECCS, ECSP, etc.

Inland Food Security Experience: 

ECCS is striving hard as per vision on the footprints of FAO Policy 2011. This policy demands raising public awareness and compliance for National Food Security Process at all places and all the time. ECCS appreciates the endeavors of First DietCare Research Center (FDRC) institution in Pakistan by highlighting and controlling the triggering adverse factors related to Population Explosion (population genetics & social development), Food Production (plants biomes, pollutants, GHG & carbon capturing), Food Supply Chain (conditions of farm to market roads, storage facilities, cols chain and food marketing), Consumer’s Affordability (food economics), Actual Food Consumption (nutrient use, human physiology, adulteration & clinical nutrition) and rapidly depleting Natural Resources (water, land, oxygen).