ICIMOD And Technology Times Jointly Hold Celeberation Of Int. World Water Day. This Year’s Theme Of World Water Day Is “Valuing Water”.

Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) in partnership with UNESCO Pakistan Office, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Riphah Institute of Public Policy, The Asia Foundation, ICIMOD And Technology Times Jointly Hold The Celeberation Of International World Water Day. This Year’s Theme Of World Water Day Is “Valuing Water”.

On this ocassion student winners of two competitions were announced; Essaycon essay writing competition of high school and undergrad university students, Water resources mapping with GIS application among post graduate research students.

Chief Guest of the event, the Australian High Commissioner H.E. Dr Jeoffery Shaw addressed audience and mentioned long term partnerships of Australian and Pakistan governments in water sector. He also remarked that Australian experience in science knowledge sharing opportunity for people of Pakistan. Speaking on the ocassion UNESCO Country Director, Ms Patricia McPhilips said that it is encouraging to see the involvment of young people in water resources education. UNESCO is a huge supporter for acedamic insight among youth.

Speaking on the ocassion Chairman PCRWR, Dr Muhammad Ashraf remarked that it is high time that we recognize the value of water to perserve it for our future generations. Director Programs,The Asia Foundation Mr Farid Alam; Country Representative ICIMOD Mr Muhammad Ismail; Editor in Chief Technology Times Syed Paras Ali also addressed the audience.

Top three essay writers out of 82 submissions were rewarded with cash prize and certificate in Essaycon competition. Three research students for water resources mapping research were shortlisted after comprehensive peer review of 32 research proposals. After successful submission of their Research work, students was given shield and certificates.