UET organizes a seminar on ‘Role of Large Dams in Sustainable Development of Pakistan’

Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering, UET Lahore organized an international one-day seminar on “Role of Large Dams in Sustainable Development of Pakistan”.
Vice Chancellor UET Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid was the chief guest whereas Director PPIB Islamabad Engr. Munawar Iqbal delivers a lecture on “Sustainable Development of Pakistan: Role and Strategic Planning of Small and Medium Dams with Runoff River Hydropower Projects”, Ex-Chief Minister KPK; Ex-Chairman WAPDA Engr. Dr. Sham ul Mulk gave a special lecture on dams, Ex-Chairman and Member IRSA Punjab talk about “Water Resources Management in Pakistan”, SE/Director (Hydrological) Mangla Dr. Aftab Hussain Azhar addressed on “Pakistan’s Current Water-Short Dams Scenario Desperately Demanding Effective Water Conservation Measures for its Sustainability” and Managing Director TEAM Consultants Engr. Haji Farooq discussed on “Hydropower: A Vital Source for Sustainable Development”.
While addressing to the participants Vice Chancellor UET Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid said, “Water stress is a major issue in Pakistan. About 60% of Pakistan’s population directly involved in agricultural and up to 95% of water is used in agriculture. However, it is estimated that 50% of the water directed toward agricultural purposes is lost, due to defects in irrigation systems, including misuse, defective canals, and leaking pipes. The construction of dams will ultimately sustain the current level of growth and reduce economic disaster”.
Ph.D. scholars from Civil Engineering Department, Professors, and other faculty members attended the seminar. At the end of the session Vice Chancellor, UET Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid presented the souvenir to honorable guests