State of Environment Report

 

State Of Environment Report 2005 (Draft)

Title & Table of Contents
Part – 1 Executive Summary
Part – 2 Overview Of Major Environmental Developments And Trends
 Part – 3 Key Issues Of Concern
Chapter 1 Water – The Essential Resource
Chapter 2 Air Quality – As We Inhale
Chapter 3 Forests – The Guardians Of Present And Future Generations
Chapter 4 Land – Use And Care
Chapter 5 Biodiversity – Sharing The Environment
Chapter 6 Marine Resources – Life Underwater
Chapter 7 Waste Management – Taking The Responsibility
Chapter 8 Energy And Renewable Resources – Fuelling The Future
Chapter 9 Climate Variation – Development With Caution 130
 Part – 4 Conclusion
 Part – 5 Achieving Sustainability – Recommendations And Step Forward
 Part – 6 Annexes
Rawal  Lake Catchment Area Monitoring Operation Report, June 2004 (PDF-2934 KB)
Investigation of Contamination of Drinking Water in Hyderabad City (PDF 360KB).
Country Assessment Report 2002 (PDF – 41KB)
Pakistan’s Response to Objectives of Agenda 21 (PDF – 410KB)
Biodiversity Action Plan (PDF – 883KB)
National Action Plan to Combat Desertification and Drought – Introduction (PDF – 19KB)
NAP Details (PDF – 125KB)
Summary of National Profile on Chemical Management in Pakistan (PDF – 14.5KB)
Report on National Profile on Chemical Management in Pakistan (PDF – 164KB)
Pakistan National Report on UNCCD (PDF – 340KB)
Pakistan National Communication on Climate Change 2003 (PDF – 2.14MB)
Pakistan’s National Conservation Strategy (NCS)
Environmental Survey Of Industrial Estate Islamabad (PDF-1.2MB)
 Pakistan Strategic Country Environmental Assessment: (October 2006)
Full Text (PDF-591KB)
Technical Annex (PDF-252KB)
The Health Effects Of Air Pollution On School Children In Murree
Investigation Of Drinking Water Quality Of Water Filtration Plants Installed At Islamabad And Rawalpindi
Ambient Air And Water Quality Investigation In Quetta
Measurement Of Noise Level At Different Location Of Islamabad And Rawalpindi
Waste Amount Survey In Islamabad
Waste Amount Survey In Multan

 

Pak-EPA & JICA Collaboration:

Pak-EPA in collaboration with JICA long-term Experts undertook various studies. These studies include:

Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Report For Selected Pilot Areas in Pakistan(From the Results of TCP-EMS Trainings)
Pakistan Environmental Air Quality and Emission Standards promulgated, JICA-Pak-EPA, May 2001.
3 Cities Investigation of Air and Water Quality (Lahore, Rawalpindi & Islamabad), JICA-Pak-EPA, June 2001.
Karachi Investigation on Industrial Water Quality, JICA-Pak-EPA, August 2001.
Final Report for Domestic Solid Waste Management in Pakistan, JICA-Pak-EPA, April 2002.
Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) Investigation for Study of Air Quality Standards in Pakistan, October 2002.
2 Cities Investigation of Air and Water Quality (Gujranwala, Faisalabad), JICA-Pak-EPA, November 2003.
OECC/Pak-EPA Study in Peshawar City Completed
Title Page
Contents
Complete Report

Measurement of NO2 Concentration in Ambient Air in Major Cities of Pakistan Using Diffusion Samplers:

Nitrogen Dioxide is widely used in air quality assessment. NO2 is an important gaseous air pollutant that plays a critical role in atmospheric chemistry. Keeping in view its critical importance for atmospheric chemistry and human health, information on ambient levels of NOin Islamabad will be monitored using Diffusion Samplers. Diffusion Samplers provide a convenient alternative for measuring ambient NO2 in a highly cost effective manner. Diffusion Sampler is a simple cheap device, which is independent of power supply. The present study deals with 24 hours measuring of NO2 concentration along road side and adjacent residential areas.

In recent years, interest in NO2  as an air pollutant is growing not only because of its phytotoxic nature but also on account of growing evidence of its adverse effect on human health.

Objectives:

To monitor the NO2 concentration on busy roadside and adjacent residential areas to see the impact of NO2 generated by mobile sources on the nearby residential areas.
To understand the distribution pattern of NO2 in the study area.
Emission Factor will be calculated from these data, which is an important parameter used in air quality management.
National Emission Factor could be established after conducting similar type of studies in different parts of the country.
  1. Download The  Table and Chart: Comparison of NO2 Concentrations in Ambient Air at Different Locations in Karachi with International Standards(PDF-205KB), Map Of Karachi with sampling Locations Download(PDF-200KB), Distribution Pattern of NO2 Concentration in Karachi Download(PDF-200KB)
  2. Download The  Table and Chart: Comparison of NO2 Concentrations in Ambient Air at Different Locations in Peshawar with International Standards(PDF-205KB)
  3. Download The Chart: Comparison of NO2 Concentrations in Ambient Air at Different Locations in Islamabad with International Standards(PDF-77KB)
  4. Download The Table: NO2 Concentration in Ambient Air at Various Locations in Islamabad(DOC-63KB)
  5. Download The Chart: Comparison of NO2 Concentrations in Ambient Air at Different Locations in Lahore with International Standards (PDF-75KB)
  6. Download The Table: NO2 Concentration in Ambient Air at Various Locations in Lahore (Doc-330KB)

Pak Pak-EPA is pleased to acknowledge the technical support extended by JICA experts and EPA Punjab in executing these studies.

Note: The studies are available in Pak-EPA Green Library. However, certain portions are placed on website.