Centre for Climate Research & Development organized talk on ‘National Water Policy 2018: Gaps & Way Forward’ delivered by Dr. Rashid Aftab, Director Riphah Institute of Public Policy at Riphah International University Islamabad on 5th July 2018 at COMSATS University Islamabad. The talk was attended by research scientists, policy makers, young researchers and students from different institutes of Islamabad. Delegation including First Secretary from Embassy of Japan were among guests of the event. In his talk, Dr. Rashid presented key features of National Water Policy that was announced in April this year. He highlighted major policy gaps that need to be addressed for effective implementation of national policy. Lack of integrated planning, overlooking sustainable land management for agriculture land and low stakeholder participation are among the policy gaps identified by the speaker. Dr. Rashid stressed on the need of efficient utilization of available water resources, increasing public-private partnership and better water governance are some of the steps needed to cope with the water security issue for Pakistan. The talk was followed by Q&A session by the audience. The speaker was presented with souvenir as a token of appreciation. In the end, Prof. Dr. Athar Hussain, Head CCRD thanked all the participants and the speaker of the event. Refreshments were served at the end of the event.