STAFF REPORT LHR: The alternate energy sources in Pakistan need to be utilized in order to meet the demand of the country. Pakistan is amongst the countries that divert the maximum amount of water for irrigation but has the minimum water productivity and researchers need to make their contribution in optimal use of water resources.
This was the crux of the speeches delivered at a two-day international conference organized by the Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering, UET, Lahore, in cooperation with the support of French Embassy. Title of the event was “Water, Energy, Environment and Food Nexus: Solutions and Adaptation under changing climate”.
Delegates from seven countries including France, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, New Zealand and India apart from Pakistani experts attended the conference.
Lt. Gen. (R) Muhammad Akram Khan, Vice Chancellor of the UET, highlighted the themes of the conference.
In his remarks, Dr. Philippe Thiebaud, Ambassador of France, emphasized on sustainable development of water resources in Pakistan. he said that hydel power generation is cheap and viable energy option and the French government is providing funds to many hydropower projects in the Northern Areas of Pakistan.
As many as 25 technical papers were presented and discussed in four technical sessions during the confernece.

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