University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore (UVAS) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha has called for creating awareness among the public about the importance and conservation of water.
“We should make joint efforts, use social media and other means of communication to spread awareness about water conservation,” said the Vice-Chancellor while addressing a seminar arranged by the Department of Environmental Sciences of UVAS in connection with World Water Day on Friday. The UVAS observed the day in a befitting manner by arranging a walk and a seminar with the theme “Leaving no one behind”.
Prof Pasha said it is very unfortunate that we waste a lot of water in our daily life due to lack of awareness. He stressed the need to use latest techniques of irrigation like drip irrigation system and precision farming, etc, to save precious water.
Regional Director Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources Zameer Ahmed Soomro spoke about major water challenges in Pakistan, water management, water conservation and water conservation techniques and national water policy. He said that access to safe water is a human right but it is not available to all in our country. He said although Pakistan is 35th at the list of water richest countries yet per capita water availability is very low. He called for increasing water productivity, its economical use and saving it from being wasted.
Earlier the Vice-Chancellor led a walk to create awareness about the water conservation. Teachers and students participated in the walk in a large number.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor inaugurated “Groundwater recharge well” on the campus.