Dr. Shahid Ahmad

(4 March 1953 – 28 July 2021)

In memory of our dear friend and affiliate, we are dedicating this page for his published and unpublished work as his legacy for the years to come!

With a PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the Colorado State University and an illustrious 45 years’ career with ADB, CSU, IUCN and PARC, Dr. Ahmad was one of the leading water and natural resource management, and climate change assessment and adaptations experts in Pakistan. He worked on more than 60 short-term to long-term assignments with number of donor organisations. His areas of expertise included water management and development, drought and floods mitigation and management, integrated natural resource management, climate change impacts assessment and adaptations, disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management, policy analysis and development, strategy formulation and action planning, proposal writing and review, project identification, formulation, appraisal, implementation, reporting, supervision and evaluation, knowledge management, food security and livelihood development, community driven local development, project evaluation and completion reports.

He authored more than 300 reports in integrated land and water management, irrigation and drainage, salinity management, erosion control, agro-meteorology, resource use planning, participatory development, water informatics, climate change assessment, water policy and institutional reforms. He worked in Pakistan, Libya, Thailand and USA, and represented Pakistan at various international forums.

Balochistan: Policy Briefings

Policy Briefings 2.3 – Farm Size & Equitable Distribution of Subsidy

Policy Briefings 2.4 – Capping Tubewell Subsidy

Policy Briefings 2.5 – Freezing Agricultural Tubewells

Policy Briefings 2.7 – TNA

Policy Briefings 2.8 – Sustaining RWSS

Policy Briefings 3.1 – Tubewells’ Performance

Policy Briefings 3.2 – Tubewell Irrigated Agriculture

Policy Briefings 3.3 – Targeting Subsidy

Policy Briefings 3.4 – Institution for Water Resource Planning

Policy Briefings 3.5 – High Effeciency Irrigation

Policy Briefings 3.6 – Drought & Water Availability

Policy Briefings 3.7 – Restructuring NARS

Policy Briefings 3.8 – Agricultural Tubewells & State of Energy

Policy Briefings 3.9 – Mogha Command Management

Policy Briefings 3.10 – Sailaba & Khushkaba Farming in Balochistan

Policy Briefings 3.11 – Productivity & Efficiency of Tubewell Irrgated Farms

Policy Briefings 3.12 – Abiana Assessment & Recovery

Policy Briefings 3.13 – Rural Water Supply

Policy Briefings 3.14 – Karez

Policy Briefings 4.1 – Restructuring & Strengthening of Water Planning Directorate

Policy Briefings 4.2 – Promising & Water Efficient Cropping Patterns for Irrigated Farming Systems in Balochistan

Policy Briefings 4.3 – Renewable Energy for Rural WSS

Policy Briefings 4.4 – Water Apportionment Accord

Policy Briefings 4.5 – Water Apportionment of Hub Dam

Policy Briefings 4.6 – Conjunctive Water Use in Balochistan

Policy Briefings 4.7 – Reassessment of Water Resources and River Basins

Policy Briefings 4.8 – Potential Recharge Zones

Policy Briefings 4.9 – Institutional Impacts on Water Rights

Policy Briefings 4.10 – IWRM in Balochistan

Policy Briefings 4.11 – Restructuring & Strengthening of Agri Planning Directorate

Policy Briefings 4.12 – Minimum E Flows

Policy Briefings 4.13 – Spate Irrigation

Balochistan: Project Briefings

Project Briefings 1.1 – Supporting IWRM Policy Implementation

Project Briefings 1.2 – Supporting IWRM Policy Implementation

Balochistan: Research Briefings

Research Briefings 1.3 – Input Use Efficiency

Research Briefings 1.5 – IDPs’ Diagnostic Survey

Research Briefings 1.7 – Agricultural Strategy & Biofuels

Research Briefings 1.9 – Prospects of Edible Oils & Bio-diesel in Pakistan

Research Briefings 2.12 – Salt Tolerant Plants

Research Briefings 2.13 – Pothowar Mini Dams

Research Briefings 2.14 – Mint Production

Research Briefings 2.15 – Ghabir Dam

Research Briefings 2.16 – Cost-effective Bio-fertilizers

Research Briefings 2.17 – Energy and Bio-fertilizers

Research Briefings 3.18 – Solar Water Pumping

Research Briefings 3.19 – Truffles

Research Briefings 3.20 – Herbs 1

Research Briefings 3.21 – Herbs 2

Balochistan: Technical Briefings

Technical Briefings 1.1 – Strategy for Interactive Dialogue

Technical Briefings 1.2 – Floods in Balochistan

Technical Briefings 1.3 – Why Diagnostic Process for R&D

Technical Briefings 2.1 – On-Farm Water Storage

Technical Briefings 2.2 – Spate Irrigation

Upper-Lower Riparian Policy Briefs

ULR Policy Brief on Groundwater

ULR Policy Brief on Indus Waters Treat 1960

ULR Policy Brief on Kabul Water Treaty

ULR Policy Brief on Water Apportionment Accord 1991

Other works

Land and Water Resources of Pakistan—A Critical Assessment (2007)

Water Balance and Evapotranspiration (2005)

NASSD Background Paper on Water (2003)