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Independent experts nominated by country party

Zahid Ali Qureshi

First name
Zahid Ali
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Agricultural Sciences
UN languages spoken


Job function
Senior Scientific Officer
Water Harvesting Research
Telephone number
92 81 841006/840913
Work experience
Project Experience:_x000D_
I independently had operated a project funded by the Board of Science and Technology, working under National Scientific Research Washington, USA. As a principal investigator I was responsible to design activities, appoint the necessary personals, execute the project, and publish the results. This project was initiated in April 1992 and completed on May 31, 1994._x000D_
This project was funded for the development and management of small scale watersheds in the mountain areas of Balochistan. Although the duration of the project was short but wtill we could get encouraging results._x000D_
Routine Official Experience:_x000D_
I have been working in cold and dry mountain areas for more than ten years. During this period most of my activities were field oriented. Some of the major activities I was involved in were:_x000D_
1. Watershed management and water harvesting system design and its evaluation._x000D_
2. Computer based simulation modeling for the climatic conditions of Balochistan._x000D_
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B.Sc. Agric. Engineering, University of Agri., Faisalabad, Pakistan, 1984._x000D_
M.S. Agric. & Irrigation Engg., Utah State University, Logan, USA, 1991.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Rees, D., Zahid, A.Q. (1990). Catchment Basin Water Harvesting as a Means of Improving the Productivity of Rain-fed Land in Upland Balochistan. Journal of Agricultural Science, Cambridge, London, 1991, vol. 116, pp. 95-103._x000D_
2. Rees, D., Zahid, A.Q. (1991). Rain-fed crop production system of Upland Balochistan: Wheat (Triticum Aestivum), Barley (Hardeum Volgare) and Forage Legumes (Vicia Species). Experimental Agriculture 1991, vol. 27, pp. 53-69._x000D_
3. Rees, D., Zahid, A.Q. (1989). Water harvesting and nitrogen fertilizer application as a means of increasing crop water use efficiency in suboptimal conditions in Upland Balochistan. Proceedings of the International Workshop Ankara, Turkey, 15-19 May 1989._x000D_
4. Qureshi, Z.A. and L.S. Willardson (1993). Reducing rist of crop failure by using micro-catchment water harvesting in arid areas. ICID, 1993, Vol. 43, N°1._x000D_
5. Qureshi, Z.A. and D. Rees, (1988). Improvement in water use efficiency in Barani arable agriculture in Baloch
Other activities
1. Member of Pakistan Engineering Council._x000D_
2. Membership of American Society of Agricultural Engineers._x000D_
3. I am not only involved in research work but also visit farming community to convince them to utilize the beneficial outcomes of the research work.
1. I won merit scholarships during middle school, secondary school, higher secondary school, BS of engineering, and MS in Agric. and Irrigation Engineering._x000D_
2. I also got an honorarium from BOSTID project for successfully running the project._x000D_
3. I ha
Organisation name
Arid Zone Research Institute
Organisation street address
Brewery road_x000D_
Brewery Road, P.O. Box 63
Organisation city
Organisation country