Aug 26, 2016:
STEDEC Technology Commercialization Corporation of Pakistan with Center of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology Lahore arranged a workshop on Water Resources Management at Chemical Hall UET Lahore. Renowned experts from all over Pakistan participated in this prestigious. Concluding session of the workshop was addressed by honorable Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain.
In his welcome address Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Prof Dr. Fazal Ahmed Khalid said that water related issues can be resolved through mutual consensuses and comprehensive strategies. While defining the role of academia in this regard he added that universities not only produce human resources but also deliver in research and commercialization to resolve the issues on scientific ground.
Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology stated that water scarcity constitutes one of the biggest challenges to Pakistan. The country needs to seriously address how to provide adequate water to agriculture, industry and human consumption in the face of the rapidly dwindling reserves.
He urged that more of such initiatives should be taken to bring water sector stakeholders together on one platform for capability assessment of each other’s organizations, and to identify areas of cooperation and collaboration of efforts.
The chief guest Federal Minister of science and technology Rana Tanveer applauded the efforts of the contributors and stakeholders. He assured that all workable recommendation from the stakeholders will be supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology with all its available resources.