Landell Mills wins Government of Afghanistan award for excellent performance in developing and managing the water sector in Afghanistan

Landell Mills is delighted to have been presented an award for excellent performance in developing and managing the water sector in Afghanistan at the Fifth National Water Conference on Water Resources Development and Management in Kabul on 3rd April. The award was presented with 300 participants in attendance from different government and non-governmental organisations including donors.

Stephen Kissane, Team Leader of the Kabul Managed Aquifer Project collects the award from Senior Adviser to the Ministry of Energy and Water Mr. Mohammad Daud Qazizada

Stephen Kissane, Team Leader of the Kabul Managed Aquifer Project collects the award from Senior Adviser to the Ministry of Energy and Water Mr. Mohammad Daud Qazizada

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The Conference presented recent achievements in the management of surface and sub-surface water resources, and provided a platform for discussion, bringing together major stakeholders, scientists, engineers, civil society, Islamic scholars and social scientists involved with water and its sustainable development and management.

Landell Mills has been operating in Afghanistan on a continuous basis since 2003 and has a local registered office which provides administrative, logistical, security and legal support to our staff and projects. We have implemented approximately 30 contracts in Afghanistan to date, working with clients including the EU, GIZ and the Asian Development Bank. The water sector projects we have implemented include:

  • river basin management and planning (at central level with the Ministry of Energy and Water and with the Panj-Amu River Basin Agency);

  • irrigation and drainage development, plus flood management;

  • water investment planning (for large-scale hydropower projects in the Kabul, Panj-Amu, Northern and Western basins, as well irrigation and flood management projects in the Northern and Panj-Amu basins); and,

  • groundwater management and monitoring in Kabul with the Hydrogeology Department.

I am very honoured to have been working with Landell Mills in the water sector for many years, and very proud of our projects in this country.
— Ghulam Rasoul Durrani, Vice President of Landell Mills’ subsidiary Landell Mills Afghanistan. Ghulam started working with Landell Mills in 2004 and has held various positions under different projects/programmes. His work includes supporting the Ministry of Energy and Water in translation of legislation and procedure documentation.
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It has been an honour to have worked with the Government of Afghanistan over the last 15 years in helping to develop the water sector We hope that our work with various Ministries will continue for years to come. While Afghanistan is not without its challenges, the opportunities are vast, and improvements in the availability of water in an equitable and economic manner can help unlock potential in the agriculture sector, for hydropower and for industry, while at the same time ensuring that potable water is available for the Afghan people
— Simon Foxwell, Landell Mills’ Regional Director, Asia / Pacific Division