Seminar on Water & Environment Education in Pakistani Universities

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 2:30pm
10-201 Auditorium, 2nd Floor SBASSE Building, LUMS, Lahore

LUMS Centre for Water Informatics & Technology (WIT) presents a seminar 


Water & Environment Education in Pakistani Universities




2:30 - 2:45

Welcome address. Dean SBASSE, LUMS
Message from Industry. Academia- Industry partnerships to save water, Nestle-Pakistan.

2:45 - 3:45

Session 1: Role of University Research Centers
Center for Water Informatics & Technology, LUMS, Lahore; Panjwani Hisaar Water Institute, NED UET, Karachi; US-Pak Center for Advanced Studies on Water, MUET Jamshoro; Center for Advanced Studies in Agriculture & Food Security, UAF Faisalabad; Center of Excellence in Water Resource Engineering, UET, Lahore; ADB; GCISC


  1. What is the main role of academic research centers in advancing the water agenda?
  2. How are centers collaborating with industry and government in solving big problems of water, climate, agriculture, environment, energy and related topics? 
  3. Are there instances of true multi-disciplinary research in water and related subjects in Pakistan?
  4. What type of international / regional research linkages have the centers developed?
  5. Is the relationship between departmental training programs and research centers well defined or ambiguous?
  6. What are the major challenges faced by research centers?

3:45 - 4:15

Tea Break

4:15 -5:30

Session 2: Future Curricula in Water & Environment Education
University of Karachi; UET, Peshawar; Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad; LUMS, Pakistan; PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi; MUET, Jamshoro; UAF, Faisalabad

  1. What are the current gaps in science & engineering education in water, sanitation & environment related majors? Are we training our workforce too narrowly?
  2. What are the emerging and new disciplines in water science & engineering in which we need to train our human resource?
  3. What can be the role of social sciences, economics, law and business studies in training future water practitioners and researchers?
  4. How can water and environment related subjects be introduced in wider university curricula?
  5. What concrete steps can be taken by the universities to raise public awareness on water related subjects and improve the scientific and cultural understanding of these subjects?


Closing remarks. Hisaar Foundation representative
Closing remarks. Director, WIT
Vote of Thanks



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