Lahore ( ) Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, (UET) Lahore conducted one day international seminar with the title of “Challenges in Design of Hydraulic Structures”. Engineers from academia and industry, large number of students and researchers from Turkey, Nepal, Australia, Philippines, and Pakistan participated in this seminar.
The seminar started with recitation of holy Quran and a welcome note by the Chairman civil engineering department Prof. Dr. Khalid Farooq. The chairman praised the efforts of Prof. Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman, Dean Faculty of Civil Engineering, Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad Khan, the head of hydraulic and Irrigation Engineering Division and their team members Engr Usman Ali, Dr Muhammad Shahid and Engr Abdur Rehman for organizing this event which made the experts, professionals, and students in the field of hydraulics to exchange their views. In his Inaugural address, the worthy Vice Chancellor of UET Lahore, Prof. Engr. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar discussed the importance of hydraulic structures and role of academia in addressing the need of the industry. The chief guest Engr. Shahid Hameed, Advisor to Chairman WAPDA on hydroplaning, addressed the session and shared the challenges faced by WAPDA during the development of hydropower projects in past and appreciated the efforts of Civil Engineering Department for improving the understanding of engineers in the field of hydraulic engineering.
In the technical session, Mr. Eric Lesleighter a consulting engineer from Australia, Dr Ajoy Karki, Director Sanima Hydro Engineering Nepal, Engr Syed Abbas, Senior Engineer NESPAK Lahore Pakistan, Dr. Kaleem Sarwar, Associate Professor, Center of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering Lahore Pakistan, Engr. Murat Sahin and Engr. Onuralp Mescigil from DOLSAR Engineering Turkey shared their experiences and new innovations regarding the design, operations, and maintenance of Hydraulic Structures. In the end, Dean faculty of Civil Engineering, Chairman Civil Engineering Department, Head of Hydraulic Engg Division distributed soveineirs and certificates among the participants and organizers of the event.