The Director, Centre for Coastal & Deltaic Studies, Sindh University Campus Thatta
The “Indus Delta” is the 7th largest in the world through which the river water falls into Arabian Sea. This productive zone is consisted on about 60,000 hectors and serves as of natural hatchery and spawning ground for estuarine and marine living resources. It is fact that the developing countries have established respective research and education centers purely on the studies of management and conservation their marine, coastal and deltaic resources. The CCDS is the first centre established in Thatta Sindh Pakistan which provides basic and applied social and scientific education and research for the development and conservation of coastal living and nonliving resources and develope the trends and wayouts for socio-economic conditions of community and spreadout the solutions as well as necessary preventive measures for management the problems of natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, droughts and seawater intrusion, environment degradation and destructions of natural ecosystems at the coaslat belts.
The CCDS with collaborations of government departments, international organizations and NGOs creates new venues for sustainable development of the coastal environment through research and training sessions. It is fact that Pakistan is the country where talent, vision and creativity are available among the youth of nation; therefore it is need to give a chance for proving in the respective fields.
Prof. Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar