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Posted on: Monday, February 27, 2017

To create awareness about growing water scarcity and other water related issues, the Centre for Policy Studies organized a programme on 27 February 2017. As a pioneering initiative Water Conservation Ambassadors’ Programme was launched. Eight students of CIIT have been trained as Water Conservation Ambassadors who have committed to educate students and community at large about water conservation. For this Ms. Mehvish Durrani acted as coordinator. The programme’s aim is also to strengthen social capital and to spread the message for equitable access to clean drinking water and

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Fauzia Nasreen, Head CPS, emphasized the need for involvement of students and community as a whole in saving water and sustainable use of water. Given the adverse effects of climate change, population growth and growing use of water, scarcity of this natural resource is going to increase in the coming years. Already Pakistan has only 30 days of stored water availability and per capita consumption is a little over 1000. If water conservation methodologies are not adopted Pakistan could become a water scarce country in the next few years. This will have serious consequences.

Ms. Asma Younas, in charge Water Chair, Wah Campus, provided a comprehensive briefing on the Water Chair set up UNESCO. She emphasized the need to introduce an Integrated Water Management course. The interdisciplinary approach to the course would integrate various disciples, both scientific and social science approaches.

Dr. Shakeel Ahmed introduced the programme (as attached) and the following Water Conservation Ambassadors:

  • > Qurat-ul-Ain
  • > Ayla Sohail
  • > Warda Kainat
  • > Mahnoor Naseer
  • > Maria Farooq
  • > Monika

After the documentary “A World without Water”, two Water Conservation Ambassadors:    made their presentations: focusing on water pollution and the need for water conservation. Reiterating their commitment towards the objectives of the Programme they elaborated on the reason why they are part of the Programme.  Ms. Mahnoor Naseer student of Mathematics Department steered the proceeding and provided valuable input wherever needed. The question answer session was lively where students also narrated their own individual contribution towards water conservation. In the end the vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. Laeeq Jaswal.

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