Addressing the Water Crisis: Collaborative Efforts and Insights at UET Lahore's 'Water for Peace' Event
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Mar 27, 2024 - Apr 27, 2024

Student societies of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, ICE UET and Climate Action Forum, jointly organized an interdepartmental event with the subject "Water for Peace" on World Water Day 2024. The event was graced by the distinguished presence of honorable guest Deputy Director of Planning and Development Lahore Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Mr. Tayyab Malik who participated as chief guest and addressed the participants. Moreover, Chairman Civil Engineering Department Prof. Dr. Khalid Mehmood, Director Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad Khan, Director Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Asif Ali Qaiser, and Director Institute of Environmental Engineering & Research (IEER) Prof. Dr. Amir Ikhlaq also participated as guest speakers. The purpose of this event was to draw the attention towards shortage of water and increase public understanding to manage freshwater resources. Mr. Tayyab Malik, through his engaging speech and thoughtful panel discussion, enlightened the audience regarding Pakistan's water crisis while mentioning the steps WASA is taking to address this problem. Dr. Amir Ikhlaq talked about how climate change has induced the problem of water contamination and scarcity. He mentioned the methods that were being practiced and researched in order to treat water efficiently like an advanced oxidation process. Similarly Dr. Noor Muhammad Khan discussed the effects of water pollution on the soil and structures and the consequences of it on farming and building structures. Additionally, Prof. Dr. Asif Ali Qaiser discussed the future of membrane- based technology in wastewater treatment. A variety of segments like keynote addresses, spirited panel discussions, and a riddle session were conducted during the event. In addition, this event included a Poster and Video Competition. In order to gather information about UET students' degree of mindfulness regarding the ongoing water crisis, a QR code-scanning form was also displayed. This was done in an effort to motivate students to consider what happens to the chemicals used in laboratories once they are drained in sinks. At the Transportation Seminar Hall, a prize distribution ceremony marked the end of the event. Certificates and Awards were awarded to the winners and runner-up of both the video and poster competition.

At the end souvenirs were also presented to the honorable guests. Winners of the interdepartmental competitions were as follows:


Module: Poster Competition


Azka Khan (Civil Engineering-2021 )

Runnerup: Natasha (Env. Sciences-2022 )

Module: Video Competition


Junaid (Environmental Engineering-2021)

Arham (Environmental Engineering-2023)

Zohaib (Environmental Engineering-2023)

Runnerup: AbuBakar Arqam (Civil Engineering-2020)

Shazil (Civil Engineering-2021)

Armash (Civil Engineering-2020)

Umair (Civil Engineering-2021)


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