Vice-Chancellor of University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid has said prime task of engineering is to contribute to resolve societal issues and practitioners will have to be well-equipped with modern technology to resolve such issues.
He expressed these views while talking to participants in inaugural ceremony of five-day training course on ground water modelling and management designed by Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering held at University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore on Tuesday.
He said only degree was not enough but practical work was more important to have command on the field to enhance the competency. Mentioning about the course he said modelling played a key role in constructing hypotheses and getting direction for obtaining accurate prediction. So this course would be beneficial for all learners.
The VC emphasised that water was also included in the Millennium Development Goals of United Nations to provide pure water to public for better health of masses. And it is big opportunity to conduct research in hydrology and water resources management. He expressed his hope that participants of the course would feel improvement in their knowledge, skills and techniques.
Meanwhile, Dr Izhar-ul-Haq, Adviser to Wapda in his talk said water policy was need of the time to manage water properly for its utilisation for domestic and industrial purposes. He said waste material was contaminating the water that must be taken up. So sanitation and industrial wastage must be treated technically to save water for upcoming generation. Ground water model is very useful for connected departments and professionals to work efficiently.
Earlier, Director CEWRE UET Lahore, Prof Dr Muhammad Aashiq Kharal briefed the audience about five-day training course.
Explaining the programme, he said the course was designed to create awareness about ground water problems, for capacity building of professionals, engineers, scientists and students in ground water modelling and use of computer models for ground water management in different situations.
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