• Friday, April 12, 2019

  • CUI

  • CCRD

Conference on Water Problems in Pakistan and their Solutions

15-16 April 2019, Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad

PROGRAMME

Date

Timing

Description

Monday

15-04-2019

0930 – 1100

Inaugural ceremony

  1. Recitation from the Holy Quran
  2. Introductory remarks by Dr. M. Ashraf Ch., President PNS
  3. Address by Prof. Qasim Jan, President PAS
  4. Address by the Chief Guest
  5. Refreshments

Session-I

 

Special Session

1100 – 1300

  1. Engr. Parvez Butt
  2. Engr. Shams ul Mulk
  3. Dr. Shafqat Kakakhel
  4. Mr. Ahmad Kamal
  5. Mr. Ali Toqeer Sheikh
  6. Dr. Syed Arif Ahmad
 

1300 –1400

Lunch/Prayer break

Session-II-A

Water and Nuclear Industry

 

1400 – 1600

1. Nuclear Desalination as an Option to Supply Drinkable Water to Coastal Areas of Pakistan

M. Ashraf Chaudry

2. PAEC Role in Seawater Desalination and Thermal Desalination Technology

Waqar M. Butt

3. Requirement of Cooling Water for NPPs

Kashif Rashid

4. Nuclear Desalination for Coastal Areas

Muhammad Hamza Ayub

5. Prospects of Nuclear Desalination in Pakistan

Muhammad Latif, Muhammad Saleem Ullah, Ijaz Ahmad, Ghulam Mustafa

6. Techno-economic Assessment of Nuclear Desalination in Pakistan

Muhammad Latif, Muhammad Saleem Ullah, Ijaz Ahmad, Ghulam Mustafa

7. Role of oceanography in suitability analysis of site selection for desalination plant along Pakistan coast

Ibrahim Zia
8. Nuclear cogeneration with integration of renewable energy sources: an opportunity for sea water nuclear desalination and sea water reverse osmosis

A. Arif[1], A. Nasir and G. Ghaus

 

 

Session-II-B

Water Resources

 

1400 – 1600

9. Pakistan’s Water Power Issues - Past, Present and the Supreme Court

Imtiaz Ali Qazilbash

10. Water Resources of Pakistan: Demand, Supply, and Future Challenges

Muhammad Latif, Muhammad Saleem Ullah, Ijaz Ahmad, Ghulam Mustafa

11. Water Scarcity Problems in Pakistan; A review

Tariq Mahmood and Shabana Waseem

12. Spatiotemporal Impact of Observed Temperature and Precipitation over the Cryosphere of Northern Pakistan in Changing Climate

Waqas and H. Athar

13. Water Scarcity – A National Security Threat

Syed Javaid Khurshid

14. Irrigation Technologies and Solar Photovoltic Pumping System Integration for on Farm Water Productivity Improvement

Muhammad Munir Ahmad, Munir Ahmad, Ghani Akbar and Muhammad Asif

 

1600 –1630

Tea break

Session-III-A

 

Water Conservation

 

1630 – 1800

15. Water Conservation Strategies Sustainable Agriculture

Nizamuddin Depar, Javaid Ahmed Shah and Muhammad Yousuf Memon

16. Lessons in Urban Water Metering and Pricing in Pakistan for Measures on Adaptation to the Industrial Sector

Hassaan Fayyaz Khan Sipra

17. Smart Water Metering and Pricing: A Sustainable Approach for Urban Water Conservation and Management

Toqeer Ahmed

18. Simulating water-yield relation and transpiration efficiency of wheat: exploring different crop management options for sustainable crop production using CSM-CERES-wheat

Wajid Ishaque and Mohammad Atif Riaz

Session-III-B

 

Water Quality

 

 

1630 – 1800

19. Arsenic Threat in Pakistan and Possible Solution Strategies

M. Ashraf Chaudry and Omar Tauseef Ahmad Ashraf

20. Pakistan’s Water Quality: Current Scenario, Obstacles and Way Forward

Muhammad Aslam Tahir and Hifza Rasheed

21. Temporal changes in the underground water chemistry of Punjab, Pakistan

Mumtaz Khan1, Waqas Khan2, Abdul Jabbar1

22. A Study on the quality of drinking water in mountain cities of Gilgit-Balstistan, Pakistan

Muhammad Shahnawaz and Razia Begum

23. Applications of Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometery in Water Quality Assessment

Samreen Shehzadi

Tuesday

16-04-2019

 Session-IV-A

 

Water Treatment

 

 

 

0900 – 1030

24. Membranes-based water desalination processes: phenomenon, current challenges and future prospects in Pakistan

Hafiz Zahid Shafi and Arshad Mahmood

25. Financial Gains for Strengthening Desalination Technologies

Shah Muhammad Tanweer

26. A practical approah for safe drinking water to Karachi City

Shah Muhammad Tanweer

Session-IV-B

Water Users’ perspectives

 

0900 – 1030

27. Microbial treatment of Red S3B contaminated water reverts its adverse effect on growth and nitrogen uptake of wheat

Maryam Shakeel, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Ashraf

28. Bacterial Diversity and Bioremediation Potential of the Microbial Biofilms Harbored in As Contaminated Irrigation Waters of a Salt-affected Land

Muhammad Ashraf and Muhammad Imran

29. Turning Face of a White Land: Success Story of a Salt-affected Land, BSRS, Pakka Anna

Muhammad Ashraf, Abdul Rasul Awan and Muhammad Imran

30. Effect of irrigation regimes on growth, yield and water use efficiency of barley under salt-affected soil

Muhammad Atif Riaz and Wajid Ishaque

31. Water crises for livestock in Pakistan: challenges and future strategies

Muhammad Usman Mazhar

 

1030 – 1100

Tea Break

Session-V-A

Cross-disciplinary Areas

1100 – 1300

32. Application of Fallout Radionuclides in Soil Erosion and sedimentation Studies in Pakistan

Muhammad Rafiq, Manzoor Ahmad and Naveed Iqbal

33. Variation in isotopic composition of precipitation with identification of vapors source using deuterium excess as tool: isotopic study at Tarbela site in Pakistan

Saira Butt, M. Azam Tasneem and Fariha Malik

34. The use of chemical and biological indices to enhance Sediment quality assessment

Tayyaba Bibi

35. Sanitation Situation in Pakistan along with its impact on Water, Health and Economy

Sher Jamal Khan

36. Water Related Vulnerability of Agriculture Sector to Climate Change in Pakistan

Amir Raza, Muhammad Imtiaz and Wisal Mohammad

37. Analysis of National Climate Change Policy in the Context of Water Sector Adaptation

Amina Irshad Khan and Muhammad Irfan Khan

 

1300 – 1400

Lunch/Prayer break

Session-V-B

1400 – 1600

Poster Session/Competition

Coordinator: Dr. Toqeer Ahamd, CCRD/COMSATS

 

1600 – 1700

Closing Session

1. Recitation from the Holy Quran

2. Conference Summary

3. Recommendation

4. Concluding Remarks by the General Secretary PNS

5. Certificate distribution

6. Vote of Thanks by Dr. M. Ashraf Ch., President PNS

7. Address by the Chief Guest

8. Refreshments